Released on September 3, 2002
Hurricane Hernan located 625 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Hernan has maximum sustained winds of 130 knots with gusts to 160 knots. The overall structure of the storm is shown in this animation with rain amounts being shown through color.Yellow represents 0.5 inches of rain or more, green shows 1.0 inches of rain and red shows 2.0 inches or more.
Hurricane Hernan was classified as a Category 3 hurricane. This movie zooms down to Hernan and reveals its underlying rain structure. Yellow represents 0.5 inches of rain or more, green shows 1.0 inches of rain and red shows 2.0 inches or more.
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 220.127.116.11.0