NASA LANCE Near Real-Time AMSR2 Product for Super Typhoon Mangkhut

September 19, 2018

NASA LANCE Near Real-Time AMSR2 Product for Super Typhoon Mangkhut

AMSR-2 rainfall data from Typhoon Mangkhut acquired 9/14/18.

AMSR-2 rainfall data from Typhoon Mangkhut acquired 9/14/18.

On September 14, 2018 NASA LANCE Near Real-Time AMSR2 product captured the intense rainfall of Typhoon Mangkhut approached Philippines, which is the 2018’s strongest storm so far. 

NASA LANCE Near Real-Time (NRT) AMSR2 products include surface precipitation rate, wind speed over ocean, water vapor over ocean and cloud liquid water over ocean. AMSR2 on JAXA's GCOM-W1 spacecraft launched on May 18, 2012. The NRT AMSR2 products are generally available 90 minutes after observation.