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CyMISS Image of the Month: Alberto by Moonlight from the ISS

13 Jun 2018, 13:02 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: Alberto by Moonlight from the ISS
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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 storm images 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.
This is one of the original color photographs (ISS055-E-87594) of the moonlit remains of Alberto taken by the crew of the ISS at 06:50:15 GMT on May 30, 2018 in support of CyMISS. (NASA-JSC)
In the latest phase of CyMISS, our team has begun exploring improvements we can make to our observing techniques as well as new potential applications. One of our investigations involves observing storms at night using moonlight as the ...

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