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Hurricane Gustav Slams Haiti

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Gustav on August 26, 2008 just before it made landfall in Haiti. At this time the storm sustained winds of 75 knots (86 mph) and a pressure reading of 984 millibars. 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.
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Hurricane Gustav slams into Haiti. The blue region represents areas where the storm is dumping at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour and the green region is raining 0.5 inches of inches per hour.    Hurricane Gustav slams into Haiti. The blue region represents areas where the storm is dumping at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour and the green region is raining 0.5 inches of inches per hour.
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The TRMM spacecraft allows scientists and other interested people to peer through the clouds to view the rain structure that fuels the storm.    The TRMM spacecraft allows scientists and other interested people to peer through the clouds to view the rain structure that fuels the storm.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3542
Animation Number:3542
Completed:2008-08-26
Animator:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientist:Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:TRMM/VIRS (2008/08/26)
 TRMM/TMI (2008/08/26)
 TRMM/PR (2008/08/26)
 GOES (2008/08/26)
Series:Hurricanes
 TRMM 3D Hurricanes
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hurricane
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
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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