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MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) Image of Typhoon Yutu


The MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) instrument aboard the Terra and Aqua satellites observed Typhoon Yutu from October 23 to 26, 2018. The MODIS images revealed a cloud-filled eye. MODIS is a key instrument aboard the Terra (originally known as EOS AM-1) and Aqua (originally known as EOS PM-1) satellites. MODIS is playing a vital role in the development of validated, global, interactive Earth system models able to predict global change accurately enough to assist policy makers in making sound decisions concerning the protection of our environment.

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Jacob Reed with contributions by Christian Thomas, NASA Disasters
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Timothy "Seph" Allen, NASA Disasters