WATCH: Deadly China Typhoon Comes to Life in Stunning NASA Simulation

2005’s Typhoon Haitang ripped through East Asia (especially China and Taiwan) with winds reaching 160 mph. NASA has created a computer simulation of the event based on 7 days worth of satellite imagery during the typhoon.

For each image in the simulation, “numerous physical parameters are [factored in] such as temperature, wind speed and direction, pressure, humidity, etc.” (NASA)

Scientists want to use these simulations to better understand how these types of disasters behave so as to be able to do better in predicting their path of destruction, and the conditions under which they develop.

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