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Hurricane Frances Structure September 1, 2004

NASA's TRMM spacecraft is used by meteorologists to understand the underlying rain structure beneath Hurricane Frances on September 1, 2004. Here large and powerful towers are making the hurricane stronger. The rain bands are colored to represent rain intensity. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inch of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
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Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
TRMM/PR 2004/09/01
TRMM/TMI 2004/09/01
TRMM/VIRS 2004/09/01
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Hurricane Frances

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DLESE >> Natural hazards
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Location >> Jamaica
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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