RESOURCE PAGE: Cyclones

Tue Feb 1, 2011

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Background information and web links on cyclones plus specific links related to Cyclone Yasi are available here.

There is also a rapid roundup of expert comments.

This page will be updated as more information becomes available.Cyclone Yasi - Credit CIMSS 2 Feb 2011

If you need to speak to an expert, don’t hesitate to contact us on (08) 7120 8666 or by email.

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BACKGROUND INFO

The AusSMC has collated some background notes on cyclones here.

For more background information on tropical cyclones, go to the Bureau of Meteorology’s website at: www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/about-tropical-cyclones.shtml

For background info on storm surge preparedness and safety go to: www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/storm-surge/storm-surge.shtml

The Bureau also has general information about cyclone intensity and impacts at: www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/about/tropical-cyclone-intensity.shtml

CYCLONE YASI

For the latest information from the Bureau of Meteorology on cyclones including forecast track maps, goto: www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/

The Bureau of Meteorology NT office has also issued further information on the likelihood of flooding in Central Australia over the weekend.

Some satellite imagery of Cyclone Yasi is available on the NASA website

The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)  at the University of Wisconson-Madison also has some useful information on current cyclones at http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic2/

For specific interactive images (visual and infra-red) of Cyclone Yasi prepared by CIMSS, click here.
(To include an overlay of cloud cover, select VIS/SWIR option on the top line and 4km or 8km for image resolution (located in the left column). Tracking lines, latitude and longitude lines can be selected using the boxes on the third line titled Backgrounds above the map).
If you use any images from the link above, please credit CIMSS.

An infra-red animation of Cyclone Yasi has been posted on the US Govt’s NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) website at: www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html

Updated global images in colour and black and white are available on the Japan Meteorological Agency’s website at: www.jma.go.jp/en/gms/

The US Navy’s  Joint Typhoon Warning Centre also has published images and specific information on Cyclone Yasi.  Go to: www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

A video timelapse showing Cyclone Yasi developing is available at: www.theweatherchaser.com/videos/201101-tropical-cyclone-yasi

An integrated google map of Australia overlaid with satellite imagery and warning zones is available here

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