On January 11th 2013, NASA’s MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) captured the below image of the storm. In the image the eye of the storm has clearly been formed, with imagery showing the size of the eye to be of 27km wide. As well as measuring the size of the eye of the storm and capturing some pretty amazing images of Narelle, NASA satellites have also been able to tell the amount of rainfall occurring within the storm. TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) recorded a rainfall of 50mm per hour at its highest point on Januray 11th 2013.
For our previous post on Tropical Cyclones, and what they are head here; http://on.fb.me/XuuCac
To find out more about Narelle, to track its progress, or to find out more about any of the NASA satellites used, head to any of the links below.