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CyMISS Image of the Month: Tropical Cyclone Gita

11 Mar 2018, 14:18 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: Tropical Cyclone Gita
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The goal of the ongoing CyMISS (tropical Cyclone intensity Measurements from the ISS) project is to acquire image sequences of intense tropical cyclones (TCs), such as hurricanes, to support the development of an improved remote sensing method to determine more accurately the strength of these destructive storms using stereoscopy. Funded by CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) which manages the ISS US National Laboratory for NASA, this project has amassed a large collection of images of dozens of storms during the last four years. While a number of processed images have been released to the public over the years through various online and print outlets, the CyMISS team at Visidyne (the prime contractor of the project) wanted to share some of the best images we have been creating on a more regular basis.
This is one of the original color photographs (ISS054-E-42410) of Tropical Cyclone Gita taken by the crew of the ISS at 19:13:15 GMT on February 13, 2018 in support of CyMISS. Click on image to enlarge. (JSC-NASA)
March’s Image of the Month is a view of Tropical Cyclone Gita created using a sequence of 240 photographs (like the original shown above) taken by the ...

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