Hurricane Ignacio

Hurricane Ignacio
  • Credit:

    Images and animations courtesy NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

animation (4 MB MPEG)

As Hurricane Ignacio was churning in the waters near Baja, California, the TRMM and GOES satellites captured this image. The accompanying visualization zooms down to the storm and peels away the clouds to reveal the underlying rain structure. Greens represent areas where rain is falling at a rate of 1 inch per hour while the red areas are indicative of rain rates of 2 inches per hour.

Images & Animations


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  • JPEG 2 MB

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  • Data Date:

    August 25, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    August 27, 2003
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