Hurricane Gustav Slams Haiti
NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Gustav on August 26, 2008 just before it made landfall in Haiti. At this time the storm sustained winds of 75 knots (86 mph) and a pressure reading of 984 millibars. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS) and the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI) and TRMM's Precitation Radar(PR) instruments. TRMM looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. 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 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.
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Datasets used in this visualization
TRMMID: 109Collected with PR 2008/08/26
TRMMID: 110Collected with TMI 2008/08/26
TRMMID: 111Collected with VIRS 2008/08/26
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