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MAP '05 Models Hurricane Katrina's Winds on August 29, 2005

During the summer of 2005 the Earth-Sun Exploration Division of NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) brought together resources from NASA to study tropical cyclones. The MAP '05 Project, so named for its affiliation with NASA's Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (MAP) program, applies NASA's advanced satellite remote sensing technologies and earth system modeling capabilities to improve our understanding of tropical cyclones that develop in and move across the Atlantic basin. MAP '05 implemented the most recent version of the NASA/Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) fifth-generation global atmospheric model and the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) analysis system under development as a collaboration between NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) at GSFC. This animation generates a white static flow fields from the MAP '05 wind analysis data.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff de La Beaujardiere (NASA): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Model - NASA/GSFC GMAO - 2005-08-29 06Z
The GEOS5 model with the DAS data preloaded when executed.
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Hurricane Katrina

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DLESE >> Natural hazards
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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Meteorological Hazards
SVS >> Hurricane Forecasting
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