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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.


Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3262

Mission:
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
TRMM/TMI 2005/09/22
TRMM/PR 2005/09/22
GOES 2005/09/22
TRMM/VIRS 2005/09/22

This item is part of these series:
Hurricanes
TRMM 3D Hurricanes
Hurricane Rita

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> GOES
NASA Science >> Earth

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