Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Cyclone Jasper was a tropical system in the South Pacific Ocean.

It was the first tropical cyclone of the 2023-2024 season in the Australian region.

Jasper made landfall Queensland, Australia, near the Cape York Peninsula, on Dec. 13th.

For more information, see the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia.

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Contributions by: Kim Erickson, Josh Reiter and Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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Sunset Convection Within Remnants of Jasper

Description:

Showers and storms fire up across Cape York as convection at sunset occurs within Jasper while it falls apart over land.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Jasper's Eye in High Resolution

Description:

Jasper’s eye caught in stunning detail by S-NPP.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: S-NPP

Product: Infrared (band I5) Visible (I1)

Instrument: VIIRS

Jasper From Point of View of Polar-Orbiting Satellites

Description:

VIIRS polar-orbiting satellites watched Jasper strengthen and weaken as it traversed the Coral Sea and neared the Cape York peninsula of Queensland, Australia.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day Cloud Phase Distinction

Instrument: VIIRS

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Jasper Makes Landfall

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Jasper makes landfall on the eastern coast of the Cape York Peninsula and weakens. Heavy rainfall and damaging winds are still expected through late Friday across the Peninsula from the system.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Multi-Day Timelapse From Formation To Landfall

Description:

Long-form imagery of Tropical Cyclone Jasper showcasing its journey from its formation near the Solomon Islands, its traversal of the Coral Sea, to its landfall in Queensland, Australia.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AMI

Sunrise on Jasper Nearing the Cape York Peninsula

Description:

The sun rises on Tropical Cyclone Jasper slowly making its way toward the Cape York Peninsula of Australia. The storm is expected to make landfall later this afternoon or evening, local time.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Cyclone Jasper Slowly Approaches Queensland

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Jasper slowly approaches Queensland, Australia. The storm is expected to make landfall sometime in the next 24 hours.


Jasper Weakens Over the Coral Sea

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Jasper weakens over the Coral Sea while heading towards northern Queensland in Australia. The cyclone is expected to re-intensify before making landfall soon.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Tropical Cyclone Jasper's Eye in High Resolution

Description:

A high resolution view of Tropical Cyclone Jasper’s eye.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Jasper Weakens Slightly

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Jasper weakens slightly as night descends, but it is still a strong storm with category three strength winds.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

An Eye Emerges Within Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Description:

An eye emerges within Tropical Cyclone Jasper.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: AHI

Sunrise on a Strengthening Jasper

Description:

Sunrise on a strengthening Tropical Cyclone Jasper, located over the Coral Sea.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Visible (band 3)

Instrument: AHI

Cyclone Jasper Moves South of the Solomon Islands

Description:

Jasper’s eye becomes briefly visible as it gradually strengthens.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

Product: GeoProxy

Instrument: AMI

Cyclone Jasper Forms Over the Solomon Sea

Description:

Tropical Cyclone Jasper forms over the Solomon Sea and begins to slowly drift southwestward.


Phenomena: Tropical Cyclones

Satellite: Himawari-9

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: AHI