NASA Looks Within Category 5 Hurricane Maria Before and After First Landfall

#Storm, #NASA

Published on 20 September 2017

Satellite data is enabling forecasters to look inside and outside of powerful Hurricane Maria. A NASA animation of satellite imagery shows Hurricane Maria's first landfall on the island of Dominica. NASA's GPM satellite provided a 3-D look at the storms within that gave forecasters a clue to Maria strengthening into a Category 5 storm, and NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on the frigid cloud tops of the storm.

Source: NASA/NOAA GOES Project

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