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Hurricane Isabel Barrels Down on the East Coast, September 15, 2003

This animation is of Hurricane Isabel on September 15, 2003 as it barrels toward the East Coast of the United States. At this time, Isabel had maximum sustained winds of 150 mph with gusts up to 160 mph. The eye of the storm has a diameter of 40 nautical miles. The storm is moving to the west-northwest at 7mph. The animation peels away the cloud layer and reveals the storm's rain structure. The yellow isosurface represents areas where at least 0.5 inches of rain fell per hour. The green isosurface show 1.0 inches of rain per hour and red displays where more than 2 inches of rain fell per hour.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
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TRMM 3D Hurricanes

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Rain Structure
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
NASA Science >> Earth

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