Tracking Kilo from Hurricane to Typhoon
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's core satellite captured Hurricane Kilo throughout its life cycle as Kilo slowly worked it's way westward across the Pacific Ocean. Kilo eventually crossed the international dateline where it officially changed from a "hurricane" to a "typhoon". Along it's way, Kilo put itself in the record books. Kilo was the 3rd named storm of the 2015 hurricane season to cross the international dateline. It was also a very long lasting storm persisting for 21 days, which made it a fairly rare event. Because it was such a long lasting storm, GPM was able to capture it several times throughout the course of it's life span. Such multiple captures of the same storm can help scientists better understand the development of hurricanes.
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CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Global cloud cover from multiple satellitesSee more visualizations using this data set
GPM Rain Rates (A.K.A. Surface Precipitation) (Collected with the GMI sensor)
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