A fly-in to Hurricane Mitch on October 27, 1998, showing the three-dimensional structure of the precipitation as measured by the Precipitation Radar instrument on TRMM. In this animation, a surface of constant precipitation colored by the value of the precipitation on the ground under the surface is revealed, then a second surface of higher precipitation is revealed. The global cloud cover data was measured by GOES.
Video slate image reads "TRMM Hurricane Mitch October 27, 1998 01:08 UTC TRMM Microwave Image and Visible and Infrared Scanner (and GOES Satellite Data) with second swath pass; red colors = High rain rates; blue colors = Lower rain rates".
Data Used: GOES
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
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 188.8.131.52.0