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Hurricane Katrina 3D Stereoscopic Viewfinder Image

NASA's TRMM spacecraft observed this view of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2005. At the time the data was collected, Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane, the most destructive and deadly. The cloud cover data was taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS), with additional data from the GOES spacecraft. The rain structure data was taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI). This view looks underneath the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. This stereoscopic still image was created from a previous visualization and is intended for viewing through a special NASA Earth Science Viewfinder available through NASA Headquarters. Below, we include an anaglyph version, a printable viewfinder version, and the individual left eye and right eye views.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
James W. Williams (GST): Project Support
Shiloh Heurich (GST): Project Support
Trent L. Schindler (UMBC): Project Support
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This item is part of these series:
TRMM 3D Hurricanes
Hurricane Katrina
3D Viewfinder

DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
SVS >> Stereo Display
SVS >> Hurricane Katrina
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Water Cycle >> Condensation
SVS >> Hurricanes >> Jeanne
NASA Science >> Earth

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