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Recipe of a Hurricane (Part 1) - Sea Surface Temperature

This visualization was created in support of the 'Recipe for a Hurricane' live shot campaign. This visualization shows sea surface temperature as measured by the NASA Aqua satellite's Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) instrument. Temperature is represented by the colors in the ocean. Orange and red indicate the necessary 82-degree and warmer sea surface temperatures for a hurricane to form.
This version keeps the camera focused on the east coast of North America.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jesse Allen (Raytheon): Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Hurricane Live shots

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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