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CyMISS Image of the Month: A 3D View of Hurricane Matthew from the ISS

14 Nov 2018, 14:19 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: A 3D View of Hurricane Matthew from the ISS
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During the last four years of the CyMISS (Tropical Cyclone Intensity Measurements from the ISS) program, our team has acquired image sequences of several dozen powerful hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones scattered across the globe. One of the best observed of these powerful storms was Hurricane Matthew during the first half of October 2016. Between October 1 and October 13, the crew of the ISS secured a total of eight images sequences in support of CyMISS from as many overpasses on seven different days as this powerful hurricane worked its way across the Caribbean Sea and up the US Atlantic coast. The individual photographs from the original 240-image sequences were remapped to approximate an overhead view before they were stitched together into a series of synoptic color mosaics shown below for each overpass. Each mosaic covers an area of 1,500 by 1,000 kilometers.
This synoptic view of Hurricane Matthew was created from images acquired at about 20:28 GMT on October 1, 2016. The eye of the storm was located at about 13.5° N, 73.4° W in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of South America and was rated a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 150 mph. Click on ...

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