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Tropical Storm Edouard

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Tropical Storm Edouard on August 5, 2008 as it made landfall in Texas. At this time the storm sustained winds of 55 knots (63 mph). 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) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM 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
Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Mission:
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
TRMM/VIRS 2005/10/20
TRMM/TMI 2005/10/20
TRMM/PR 2005/10/20
GOES 2005/10/20

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

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