Hurricane Katrina Rain Accumulation

  • Released Thursday, September 8th, 2005
  • Updated Sunday, August 20th, 2023 at 10:00PM
  • ID: 3221

This animation shows rain accumulation from Hurricane Katrina from August 23 through 30, 2005 based on data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis. Satellite cloud data from NOAA/GOES is overlaid for context. The accumulation is shown in colors ranging from green (less than 30 mm of rain) through red (80 mm or more). The TRMM satellite, using the world's only spaceborne rain radar and other microwave instruments, measures rainfall over the ocean.

Dates overlay (with alpha) corresponding to Hurricane Katrina rain accumulataion

Dates overlay (with alpha) corresponding to Hurricane Katrina rain accumulataion

 Rain accumulation color bar (green=20mm, yellow=40mm, orange=50mm, red=80mm+)

Rain accumulation color bar (green=20mm, yellow=40mm, orange=50mm, red=80mm+)



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio


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Datasets used in this visualization

GOES-8 (Collected with the IR4 sensor)
TRMM and DMSP 3-hour Rainmap (A.K.A. 3B4XRT) (Collected with the SSM/I and TMI sensor)
Aqua Blue Marble (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Terra Blue Marble (Collected with the MODIS sensor)

Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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