Japan Meteorological Agency's (JMA) Himawari Satellite is a geostationary satellite, meaning it hovers on the same spot on Earth anytime, used for meteorological functions covering East Asia and the Western Paciific Ocean.
Himawari provides information to more than 30 countries and territories in the region, including
1) imagery for monitoring the distribution/motion of clouds, 2) sea surface temperatures and
3) distribution of water vapor.
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Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential