Typhoon Rusa (21W) Over Korea. In this series of true-color images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Therefore the Typhoon Rusa can be seen menacing first Japan and then Korea. Also the series includes images captured by the Terra and Aqua MODIS instruments between August 27 and August 31, 2002.
Typhoon Rusa was the most powerful typhoon to strike South Korea in 43 years. Therefore It was the 21st JTWC tropical depression, the 15th named storm, and the 10th typhoon of the 2002 Pacific typhoon season. It developed on August 22 from the monsoon trough in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC