Hurricane Douglas south of Baja California

Hurricane Douglas south of Baja California
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

As recently as July 23, 2002, Hurricane Douglas was a category 2 hurricane, with winds as high as 90 knots (over 100 miles per hour). As of July 24, Douglas had dropped back to category 1 status as it moved away from the Baja California Peninsula in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The storm is predicted to continue moving westward over the next 24 hours and should weaken as it moves over cooler waters. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite on July 23, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    July 23, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    July 23, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration