Hurricane Isabel north of Puerto Rico

Hurricane Isabel north of Puerto Rico
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Isabel about 400 miles north of Puerto Rico on September 14, 2003, at 14:45 UTC. At the time, Isabel was packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, making it a rare and powerful Category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale.

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  • Data Date:

    September 14, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 14, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration