Hurricane Ivan (09L) over Southern United States
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 16, 2004, at 16:20 UTC (12:20 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was moving north-northeastward across Alabama and had weakened to a tropical storm. Maximum sustained winds had decreased to 70 mph with higher gusts and Ivan was moving towards the north-northeast at 14 mph.