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Hurricane Florence in 3D

Hurricane Florence in 3D

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Friday, September 14, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, art and design, environment, adventure , climate change

                                         Hurricane Florence in 3D, 9-13-2018 (credit: JPL)

The structure and combined details of Hurricane Florence can now be viewed in 3D. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena acquired an image of the super-storm using the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on the Terra Earth monitoring satellite as it passed over Florence that was approaching the US East Coast.

According to JPL, when the image was captured Florence was a huge Category-2 storm and coastal areas were already being slammed by tropical, storm-force winds. The MISR imager carries nine cameras that observe the Earth from different angles. The 3D image, an anaglyph, shows high clouds, associated with strong thunderstorms, in the eyewall of hurricane and individual thunderstorms in the outer rainfall bands. These smaller storms can cause tornadoes. Hurricane Florence has begun dumping torrential amounts of rainfall measured in feet rather than inches. It is almost stationary off the East Coast.

you can view the hurricane's structure with red-blue 3D glasses, with the red lens over the left eye, to see the three dimensional effect.



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