Earth  ID: 3268

Hurricane Rita Rain Accumulation

This animation shows rain accumulation from Hurricane Rita from September 18 through 25, 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.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
J. Marshall Shepherd (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Missions:
Terra
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble
GOES-8/IR4 2005/09/18 - 2005/09/25
TRMM and DMSP/SSM/I and TMI/3B4XRT 2005/09/18 - 2005/09/25
Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble
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This item is part of this series:
Hurricane Rita

Keywords:
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Rainfall
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds >> Cloud Amount/Frequency
SVS >> GOES
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