Hurricane Elida off Mexico

Hurricane Elida off Mexico
  • Credit:

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

This true-color image from July 24, 2002, shows Hurricane Elida off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. Elida may look like a large, menacing storm, but did not, in fact, make landfall. The common track for storms that originate in that part of the ocean is to drift northwest, away from land. They do, however, kick up powerful, which draws surfers from all over the world. The image wqas captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    July 24, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    August 16, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration