Hurricane Danielle's Hot Towers August 27,2010 Stereoscopic Version
NASA's TRMM spacecraft allows us to look under Hurricane Danielle's clouds to see the rain structure on August 27, 2005 at 06:46 UTC or 2:46 EDT. At this time, Hurricane Danielle was a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale with sustained winds of 115 knots (132 mph). An area of deep convective towers (shown in red) is prominently visible in the center of the storm. These tall towers are the key to Danielle's intensification. They are associated with the strong thunderstorms responsible for the areas of intense rain. These storms within a storm are releasing vast amounts of heat into the core of Danielle. This heating, known as latent heating, is what is driving the storm's circulation and intensification. This animation shows infrared data from TRMM's Visible Infrared Scanner (VIRS) sensor above a thinner swath from TRMM's Precipitation Radar (PR). TRMM reveals that Danielle now has a well-formed eye surrounded by sharply curved rainbands—all signs of mature storm with an intense circulation. TRMM also reveals that there are very powerful thunderstorms in Danielle's eye wall dropping extreme amounts of rain.
This set contains stereoscopic visualization with separate frame sets for left eye and right eye. The TRMM satellite observes a 16 km convective tower, shown in red, at the center of Hurricane Danielle on August 27, 2010.
This frame set provides a left and right eye side by side image combined in the same frame for stereoscopic visualization content.
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Atmosphere in the composition is located behind the Earth, but in front of the stars.
Star background is from the Tycho-2 star catalogue.
This is an astrometric and photometric reference catalogue of the 2.5 million brightest stars in the sky.
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TRMMID: 109Collected with PR 08/27/2010
TRMMID: 111Collected with VIRS 08/27/2010
GOES-12ID: 172Collected with Imager 08/27/2010
Hipparcos Tycho Catalogue (Tycho 2 Catalogue)ID: 550Database Collected with Telescope
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