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Hurricane Rita from TRMM: September 22, 2005

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Rita on September 22, 2005 at 0810Z. At this time the storm was the most destructive category 5 hurricane with a minimum pressure of 898mb, sustained winds of 150 knots, and a 15 nautical mile eye diameter. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI). It looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.
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Hurricane Rita threatens the gulf coast.  Blue under the clouds represents the energy of the storm, its rain.    Hurricane Rita threatens the gulf coast. Blue under the clouds represents the energy of the storm, its rain.
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Bands of light rain (0.25 inches per hour) are shown in blue. Bands of heavier rain (0.5 inches per hour) are in green.    Bands of light rain (0.25 inches per hour) are shown in blue. Bands of heavier rain (0.5 inches per hour) are in green.

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Red represents areas where at least 2 inches of rain per hour fell and yellow shows where at least 1 inch per hour fell.    Red represents areas where at least 2 inches of rain per hour fell and yellow shows where at least 1 inch per hour fell.

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Animation Number:3262
Completed:2005-09-22
Animator:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientist:Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:TRMM/VIRS (2005/09/22)
 TRMM/TMI (2005/09/22)
 TRMM/PR (2005/09/22)
 GOES (2005/09/22)
Series:Hurricanes
 TRMM 3D Hurricanes
 Hurricane Rita
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> GOES
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