Hurricane Ivan

Hurricane Ivan
  • Credit:

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

The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 12, 2004 at 18:22 UTC (2:22 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken, Ivan was lashing out at the Cayman Islands with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/hr (150 mph) and a storm surge as high as 25 feet. Ivan was moving towards the west-northwest at 17 km/hr (10 mph) while a turn towards the northwest wa expected within the next 24 hours.

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  • Data Date:

    September 12, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    September 13, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

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