Simultaneous storms the western Pacific Ocean – Saola and Damrey – as seen by NASA’s Terra satellite. The satellite acquired this image yesterday (August 1, 2012), when both storms had typhoon status. Saola was moving across Taiwan while Damrey skirted southern Japan. Both storms are expected to make landfall in China on August 3.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.