|Description:||National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA): Hurricanes/Tropical Cyclones|
Aug. 27, 2011
NASA’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured a rainfall image of Hurricane Irene on August, 27, 2011, 1:50 p.m. EDT.
Yellow and green indicate rainfall between 20 and 40 millimeters (.78 to 1.57 inches) per hour. Dark red areas are considered heavy rainfall, as much as 50 mm (2 inches) of rain per hour. It shows that the center of circulation was still well defined and Irene was dropping intense rainfall over Cape Hatteras east of the hurricane's center.
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|Content Providers(s):||SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce; Text Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.|
|Links:||National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA): Hurricane Season 2011: Tropical Storm Irene (Atlantic Ocean)|
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Emergency Preparedness and Response; Natural Disasters & Severe Weather: Hurricanes: Plus Cyclones, Typhoons & Others Tropical Storms
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