Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan
  • Credit:

    Image provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color, oblique view of Hurricane Ivan on September 9, 2004 at 18:00 UTC (2:00 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located 580 km (360 miles) southeast of Kingston, Jamaica and was moving towards the west-northwest at 24 km/hr (15 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 260 km/hr (160 mph) making Ivan a Category 5 storm on the Saffir/Simpson Scale.

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  • Data Date:

    September 9, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    September 9, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration