Earth  ID: 2800

Tracking the Category 4 Hurricane Isabel, September 10, 2003

Captured by Aqua's MODIS instrument on September 10, 2003, the (category 4) hurricane heads west towards the U.S. Isabel's maximum wind cuts are at least 135 mph. The thin cirrus clouds indicate that outflow is on the western side and expanding to the West.

Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (

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Data Used:
Aqua/MODIS 2003/09/10
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This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Isabel
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
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