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Hurricane Wilma -- SSTs and Clouds

This visualization shows sea surface temperatures and clouds for Hurricane Wilma. The data is from October 15 through 20, 2005. The colors on the ocean represent the sea surface temperatures, and satellite images of the hurricane clouds are laid over the temperatures to clearly show the hurricane positions. Orange and red depict regions that are 82 degrees F and higher, where the ocean is warm enough for hurricanes to form. Hurricane winds are sustained by the heat energy of the ocean, so the ocean is cooled as the hurricane passes and the energy is extracted to power the winds. The sea surface temperatures are 3-day moving averages based on the AMSR-E instrument on the Aqua satellite, while the cloud images were taken by the Imager on the GOES-12 satellite.
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Hurricane Wilma clouds and sea surface temperatures    Hurricane Wilma clouds and sea surface temperatures
Duration: 13.3 seconds
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Hurricane Wilma on Oct 20 at 13:34 GMT    Hurricane Wilma on Oct 20 at 13:34 GMT

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Sea surface temperature color bar (blue is about 20 degrees C and less, red is about 30 degrees C and higher)
   Sea surface temperature color bar (blue is about 20 degrees C and less, red is about 30 degrees C and higher)

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Animation Number:3282
Completed:2005-10-19
Animators:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
 Alex Kekesi (GST)
Scientists:J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA/GSFC)
 Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:GOES/IR4 (2005/10/15 - 2005/10/20)
 Aqua/AMSR-E (2005/10/15 - 2005/10/20)
 Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
 Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble
Series:Hurricane Wilma
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Agricultural science
SVS >> Hurricane
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature
SVS >> GOES
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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