NASA | Seeing Inside A Hurricane


By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Oct 5, 2015

NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum explains how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission’s Core observatory has an instrument that can see layer by layer through a storm.

In this visualization of data by NASAs Goddard’s Space Flight Center, we see Hurricane Joaquin when it was a tropical storm. Red and green colors show rain and the ice and snow at the top of the storm is visualized here in blue.

Understanding hurricane structure helps weather forecasters around the world determine a storm’s structure and where it may be going.

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