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CyMISS Image of the Month: 3D Views of Super Typhoon Soudelor from the ISS

22 Apr 2019, 13:56 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: 3D Views of Super Typhoon Soudelor 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 and typhoons, 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 that we wish to share. One of the first TCs observed by the crew of the ISS for CyMISS using a photography protocol specifically designed to aid in the generation of stereo images was Super Typhoon Soudelor in August 2015 (see “New Tropical Cyclone Observations from the ISS”).

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The crew of ISS Expedition 44 acquired a sequence of 311 images as part of a 5 minute, 11 second photography session starting at 07:58:48 GMT on August 4, 2015. A subset of the first 231 images from this sequence running to 08:02:38 GMT can be viewed in the video above. Typhoon Soudelor formed on July 29, 2015 in the Pacific Ocean and moved westward ...

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