Hurricane Kate, Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Kate, Atlantic Ocean
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Kate on October 4, 2003, at 14:20 UTC. At the time this image was taken Kate had sustained winds of 115 mph and was moving towards the west at 12 mph.

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  • Data Date:

    October 4, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    October 4, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


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