Earth  ID: 2997

Hurricane Isabel: Under the Hood (PR and AMSU only)

This visualization is an inset from animation 2996. It shows how the distribution of Hurricane Isabel's rainfall (circular sturctures below) and heat inside the storm (oblong structures above) fluctuated dramatically as the storm changed intensities. The warm core of the hurricane was the engine that drove the storm, allowing it to draw up energy from the ocean, gathering strength and size.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Additional credits for providing AMSU data should go to Chris Velden (University of Wisconsin)

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Data Used:
2004/09/08, 2004/09/10, 2004/09/12, 2004/09/14-16
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TRMM 3D Hurricanes

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