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

11 Dec 2018, 12:27 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: A 3D View of Hurricane Irma 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. During the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, the best observed storm by the CyMISS program was Hurricane Irma with a total of three image sequences acquired by the crew of the ISS on September 5th, 7th and finally on the 10th when the eye of the storm was passing over the Florida Keys.
This synoptic image shows Hurricane Irma as viewed from the ISS on September 10, 2017 at about 13:58 GMT (9:58 AM EDT) just as the eye of the storm was passing over the Florida Keys. Covering an area of 2,800 by 1,200 km, this mosaic was created by remapping the original sequence of color photographs taken by the crew of the ISS to approximate an overhead view before stitching them together. Click on the image to view a high-resolution version with a scale of 500 meters/pixel. (A.J. LePage/Visidyne/NASA-JSC)
December’s Image of the Month is a closeup 3D view of the eye of Hurricane Irma created using images from a sequence of 384 photographs ...

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