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fvGCM Climate Model of Hurricane Ivan (hourly/closeup view)

This animation illustrates the output of NASA's finite-volume General Circulation Model (fvGCM) during the five day period just prior to the landfall of hurricane Ivan.

The data used for this animation was computed for each hour. The visible structure of the hurricane is defined by areas of high wind. The color represents the amount of total precipitable water (blue is low, red is high).

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
James W. Williams (GST): Animator
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Airborne Topographic Mapper
Model - NASA - 2004/09/11-2004/09/16
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This item is part of this series:

GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
SVS >> Hurricane Ivan
SVS >> Global Climate Models
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