Earth  ID: 3626

Hurricane Bill on August 17, 2009 at 1133 UTC

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Bill on August 17, 2009 at 1133 UTC. At this time the storm was a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 56 knots (64 mph), a pressure reading of 994 millibars. The cloud cover in this animation 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. The colored isosurface under the clouds show the rain seen by the PR instrument.

Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Scott Braun (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Mission:
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission - TRMM

Data Used:
TRMM/VIRS
TRMM/TMI
TRMM/PR
GOES
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This item is part of these series:
Hurricanes
TRMM 3D Hurricanes

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Location >> Atlantic Ocean
SVS >> GOES
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Wind Patterns
SVS >> Weather Patterns
SVS >> Ocean Storms
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