Earth  ID: 30221

Hurricane Sandy's Rainfall

The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center monitors rainfall over a large area of the globe (50N-50S). MPA rainfall totals over the eastern United States are shown for the period from October 24-31, 2012 when super storm Sandy was making it's catastrophic transit through the area.

This rainfall analysis indicates that the heaviest rainfall totals of greater than 260mm (10.2 inches) were over the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Rainfall totals of over 180mm (~ 7 inches) are also shown over land in many areas near the Atlantic coast from New Jersey to South Carolina. Hurricane Sandy's track over the Atlantic Ocean is shown overlaid on this analysis in white.

For More Information

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications_dir/sandy_october_2012.html


Credits

Hal Pierce (Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI)): Visualizer
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
SVS >> Hyperwall
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 8.0.0.0.0