Earth  ID: 3255

Aqua MODIS Imagery of Hurricane Katrina (WMS)

Low earth-orbiting satellites, such as Aqua, usually see any place on Earth no more than once a day. This daily sequence of color images from the MODIS instrument on Aqua shows the Gulf of Mexico during the period of Hurricane Katrina, from August 23 to August 30, 2005. The gaps in the MODIS imagery occur between successive orbits, about 90 minutes apart, and are filled in in this animation using high-resolution visible imagery from GOES-12.

Visualization Credits

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Gene Feldman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dennis Chesters (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
2005-08-23T17:45Z - 2005-08-30T17:45
2005-08-23T17:45Z - 2005-08-30T17:45
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Meteorological Hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Visible Wavelengths >> Visible Imagery
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NASA Science >> Earth

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