Hurricane Isabel (13L), North Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Isabel (13L), North Atlantic Ocean
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this bird’s-eye view of Hurricane Isabel at 14:15 UTC on September 11, 2003. In this image Isabel is located at 530 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and was packing maximum sustained winds near 150 miles per hour. This takes Isabel 5 miles per hour short of a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

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  • Data Date:

    September 11, 2003
  • Visualization Date:

    September 11, 2003
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration