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Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) Southeast of Hong Kong

13.2N 118.3E

July 1st, 2013 Category: Tropical Storms AVHRRMetOp

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) – June 30th, 2013

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Track of Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W) - June 29th, 2013 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TC 06W

Tropical Storm Rumbia (06W)located approximately 290 nm south-southeastward of Hong Kong, has tracked west-northwestward at 19 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 11 feet.

Cities Along East Coast of China

23.6N 120.9E

June 30th, 2013 Category: Snapshots VIIRSSuomi-NPP

China – June 29th, 2013

The cities of Shanghai and Hangzhou (above) and Hong Kong (lower left) stand out along the shoreline of China, as do populated areas along the west coast of the island of Taiwan. Shanghai is China’s most populous city, situated on the eastern coast of the country, a port on the estuary of the Yangtze River.

Hong Kong is a former British dependency on the southeastern coast of China. The area comprises Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon peninsula, and the New Territories, additional areas of the mainland. Hong Kong has become one of the world’s major financial and manufacturing centers.

Climate Change Issues for Densely Populated Hong Kong

20.7N 112.3E

June 20th, 2013 Category: Climate Change VIIRSSuomi-NPP

China – June 19th, 2013

Hong Kong, visible as a bright white area on the right side of this image, is one of the most densely populated places in the world. The average
population density as at mid-2007 stood at 6,410 persons per square kilometre.

Climate change will mean that Hong Kong will experience a warmer climate, at times with significantly more rainfall, but will also face the risk of seasonal water shortages. Hong Kong will also experience a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as heat waves, tidal surges, typhoons and very heavy rainfall. Sea levels will continue to rise for decades.

The impacts of these changes on Hong Kong will be increased risks of flooding, droughts and dangerously hot weather. There will also be secondary and indirect impacts, including an increased risk of infrastructure damage, ground instability and landslides, and further increases in dangerously poor air quality periods. This will all impact on human health and quality of life and pose significant risks for the economy of Hong Kong (click here for more information).

Tropical Storm Vicente (09W) South-Southeast of Hong Kong

18.3N 114.6E

July 23rd, 2012 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Vicente (09W) – July 23rd, 2012

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Track of TS09W - July 23rd, 2012 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS09W

After passing over the Philippines (click here for previous images),  Tropical Storm Vicente (09W), is now located approximately 150 nm south-southeast of Hong Kong. The system has tracked north-northwestward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 19 feet.

Guangzhou and Sediments in Qiongzhou Strait, China – January 8th, 2011

23.1N 113.2E

January 8th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

China - December 27th, 2010

The large, grey urban area in the upper right quadrant includes the city of Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong province in the People’s Republic of China. It is located in southern China on the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Hong Kong.

Sediments can be see along the coast and in the Qiongzhou Strait, also called Hainan Strait. The strait is a body of water that separates the Leizhou Peninsula in Guangdong, southern China, to the north from Hainan Island to its south.