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

  • Released Tuesday, September 30, 2003

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.

Video slate image reads "Sea Surface Temperature".

Video slate image reads "Sea Surface Temperature".


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Tuesday, September 30, 2003.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT.


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