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Hurricane Ike was a huge rainmaker throughout the central U.S. from the time it made landfall, until it zipped into Canada. This image depicted a complete history of Hurricane Ike rainfall, from Sept. 1-15, 2008. NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has been measuring rainfall from space ever since it was launched in November 1997. Only rainfall data attributed to Hurricane Ike was used in the TRMM calibrated rainfall analysis. Merged rainfall Data (3B42) from TRMM, other NASA satellites, U.S. Department of Defense satellites, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration polar-orbiting satellites, and geostationary satellites, were used in the analysis. The analysis depicted here, shows that Ike dropped more than 150mm (~6 inches) over most of Cuba with some areas showing totals averaging above 250 mm (~10 inches). The Cuban government reported that hurricanes Ike and Gustav caused the worst hurricane damage in history.
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Content Providers(s): Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Creation Date: 2008
Photo Credit: SSAI/NASA; Hal Pierce, SSAI/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Links: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA): Hurricane Season 2008: Tropical Storm Ike (Atlantic Ocean)
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