Earth  ID: 3172

Hurricane Ivan Rainfall Structure with Cloud Overlay on September 16, 2004

NASA's TRMM spacecraft is used by meteorologists to understand Hurricane Ivan. TRMM observed this view of Hurricane Ivan as the storm made landfall on September 16, 2004. The cloud cover is taken by TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner(VIRS). The rain structure is taken by TRMM's Tropical Microwave Imager (TMI). It looks underneath of the storm's clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Blue represents areas with at least 0.25 inches of rain per hour. Green shows at least 0.5 inches of rain per hour. Yellow is at least 1.0 inches of rain and red is at least 2.0 inches of rain per hour.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jeff Halverson (JCET UMBC): Scientist
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TRMM 3D Hurricanes
Hurricane Ivan

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> New Orleans
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Tornados
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Location >> Alabama
GCMD >> Location >> Florida
SVS >> Mobile
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