Earth  ID: 4575

NASA Studies Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in almost ten years. Its torrential rains and winds caused significant damage and loss of life as it coursed through the Caribbean and up along the southeastern U.S. coast. Researchers use a combination of satellite observations to re-create a multi-dimensional picture of the hurricane in order to study the complex atmospheric interactions.
 

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Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Data Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Data Visualizer
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Data Visualizer
Ernie Wright (USRA): Data Visualizer
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Laurence Schuler (ADNET): Technical Support
Ian Jones (ADNET): Technical Support
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
MERRA-2/Winds
Model - 9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
Surface Soil Moisture corrected with SMOS imagery and assimilated by the Ensemble Kalman Filter also referred to as: NASA-USDA-FAS Soil Moisture
Data Compilation - NASA and USDA - 9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
The surface soil moisture product is corrected by integrating satellite-derived Soil Moisture Ocean Salinity (SMOS) mission surface soil moisture retrievals into the modified Palmer two-layer soil moisture model. The SMOS imagery helps to correct the modified Pal
also referred to as: IMERG
Data Compilation - NASA/GSFC - 9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis also referred to as: MUR SST
Analysis - JPL PO DAAC - 9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
GPM/DPR/Ku also referred to as: Volumetric Precipitation data
Observed Data - JAXA - 9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
Credit:
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation also referred to as: Rain Rates
9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
Credit:
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
GOES/IR4
9/28/2016 - 10/9/2016
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This item is part of these series:
Hurricanes
Hurricane-SST Connection

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
SVS >> Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Agriculture >> Soils >> Soil Absorption
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Agriculture >> Soils >> Soil Water Holding Capacity
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Winds >> Wind Profiles
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Winds >> Wind Shear
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Amount
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Anomalies
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Rate
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Temperature >> Sea Surface Temperature
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Winds >> Wind Shear
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Hurricanes >> Precipitation
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Floods
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
SVS >> Hurricane Matthew
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics

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