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Cyclone on Pacific Islands

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Type of Event:
Cyclone
Location of Event:
Pacific Islands (Kingdom of Tonga)
Date of Charter Activation:
11/02/2010
Charter Requestor:
UNOOSA on behalf of UNOCHA
Project Management:
CSA

Description of the event

Pacific Islands have been hit by a Tropical Storm. Cyclone Pat (Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale) caused widespread severe destruction across Aiutaki (Cook Islands) with 90% of homes being damaged. Tropical Cyclone Rene (category 4) hit the northern island group of Kingdom of Tonga. The center of the storm, the worst in 25 years, passed close to the islands of Nuku' alofa and Eua.

Cyclone Pat, Cook Islands - Mitiaro Island area

Source: WorldView-1
Acquired: 16/02/2010

Copyright: Digital Globe
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Vava'U Island area

Source: RADARSAT-2, SPOT image
Acquired: 18/02/2010, 20/02/2010

Copyright: CNES
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Cyclone Pat, Cook Islands - Atiu Island area

Source: SPOT image
Acquired: 19/02/2010

Copyright: CNES
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Cyclone Pat, Cook Islands - Aitutaki Island area

Source: SPOT image
Acquired: 14/02/2010

Copyright: CNES
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Vava'U Island area

Source: RADARSAT-2 MF4(HH)
Acquired: 18/02/2010

Copyright: RADARSAT
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Nuku'Alofa Island area

Source: RADARSAT-2 MF22f(HH)
Acquired: 18/02/2010

Copyright: RADARSAT
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Nuku'Alofa Island area

Source: TerraSar-X (HH)
Acquired: 18/02/2010

Copyright: TerraSar-X
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Lifuka Island area

Source: RADARSAT-2 MF2f(HH)
Acquired: 18/02/2010

Copyright: RADARSAT
Image processing by VIASAT, CSA-EOAU.

Atiu Island area

Source: ALOS PRISM
Acquired: 19/11/2009

Copyright: JAXA(2010)
Image processing by VIASAT, AUOT, ASC.