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Hurricane Resource Reel
Updated 05.31.07
 
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From hot towers to phytoplankton blooms, NASA’s cutting-edge hurricane research has been revealing never-before-seen aspects of these giant storms for over a decade. The past three years have seen great progress in the areas of intensity monitoring and 3-D modeling of hurricanes. In 2006, scientists at NASA and other institutions have more tools than ever to study these storms using the very latest in ground, air, and space-based technology.

NASA's Hurricane Resource Reel is a one hour and 15 minute video compilation that includes all of the best animations, data visualizations, interviews, and video footage of hurricanes from the past decade. Showcasing elements of many hurricanes over multiple seasons, this compilation includes years of remarkable satellite data in one, convenient location. Order this video after June 1, 2006 to obtain an updated video using library reference number #G05-005B.


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Featured Video: 27 Storms Multimedia Feature

27 Storms. Arlene to Zeta.


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"27 Storms: Arlene To Zeta" is a brand new five-minute data visualization showing all 27 named storms of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. Data from June 1 to January 7, 2005, show sea surface temperature, clouds, storm tracks and storm strength. Orange and red colors represent ocean temperatures at 82 degrees F or higher - the temperature required for hurricanes to form. Temperature data is from the AMSR-E instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Global earth image is from NASA's Blue Marble MODIS data composite. NOAA provided the NCEP cloud composite, storm tracks and storm strength. This data visualization was produced by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. (+ Download High-Res Stills & Other Format)

2005 Please click on each image to view the associated animation or movie.
Image of the rainfall amounts from Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma Rainfall Accumulation
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003290/index.html
Image of TRMM data from Hurricane Wilma TRMM Scans Hurricane Wilma, October 20
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003288/index.html
MODIS data from Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma Close-Up from MODIS
Credit: NASA

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Image of Hot Towers from Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma Hot Towers
Credit: NASA/JAXA

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Image of Sea Surface Temperature from Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma Sea Surface Temperature
Credit: NASA

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Image of the progression of Hurricane Wilma Hurricane Wilma Progression
Credit: NASA

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Image of Rainfall Amounts from Hurricane Rita Hurricane Rita Rainfall Accumulation
Credit: NASA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003268/index.html
TRMM Data from Hurricane Rita TRMM Scans Hurricane Rita, September 22
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003262/index.html
Image of the hot towers from Hurricane Rita Hurricane Rita Hot Towers
Credit: NASA/JAXA

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Image of Sea Surface Temperature from Hurricane Rita Hurricane Rita Sea Surface Temperature
Credit: NASA

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MODIS data from Hurricane Rita Hurricane Rita Progression from MODIS
Credit: NASA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003265/index.html
TRMM data from Hurricane Ophelia TRMM Scans Hurricane Ophelia
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003244/index.html
Image of Hot Towers from Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina Hot Towers
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003253/index.html
Still from animation of sea surface temperature associated with Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina Warms Up
Credit: NASA

Link to Feature Page: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/katrina_svs.html
Still of Hurricane Katrina's progression. Hurricane Katrina Satellite Progression
Credit: NASA


Link to Feature Page: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/katrina_svs.html

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003224/index.html

Still from animation showing the rainfall accumulation from Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina Precipitation Accumulation
Credit: NASA

Link to Feature Page: http://www.nasa.gov/vision/earth/lookingatearth/katrina_svs.html


Still from animation of Hurricane Katrina as seen by TRMM on August 25.

TRMM Scans Hurricane Katrina, August 28
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003218/index.html

Still from animation of TRMM's pass over Hurricane Katrina. TRMM Scans Hurricane Katrina, August 25
Credit: NASA/JAXA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003214/index.html
Composite still of Hurricane Emily Hurricane Emily Satellite Progression (no video)
Credit: NASA

For stills and more information: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003200/a003200/index.html



Still from animation of Hurricane Dennis.


Hurricane Dennis Satellite Progression
Credit: NASA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003100/a003196/index.html

2004  
Still from movie about Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley
Credit: NASA/Orbimage

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002986/index.html
Still from movie showing Hurricane Frances.

Hurricane Frances
Credit: NASA/NOAA

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Still from movie showing Frances making landfall.

Hurricane Frances approaches landfall
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002974/index.html

Still from movie of Hurricane Frances as seen by SeaWiFS.

Hurricane Frances looms on the horizon
Credit: NASA/Orbimage

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002991/index.html

Still from animation showing the hot towers that lie in the middle of Hurricane Frances.

Hurricane Frances Hot Towers
Credit: NASA/NASDA

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Still from animation showing TRMM scanning Hurricane Frances.

TRMM scans Hurricane Frances
Credit: NASA/NASDA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002990/index.html

Still from animation showing the sea surface temperature changing during Hurricane Frances.

Frances Sea Surface Temperature
Credit: NASA/NASDA

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Still from movie about Hurricane Frances.

3-D Model of Hurricane Frances
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003064/index.html

Still from movie about Hurricane Ivan.

Hurricane Ivan
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003015/index.html

Still from movie from TRMM on Ivan.

TRMM scans Ivan 9/13/04
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003008/index.html

Still from movie showing TRMM's measurements on Hurricane Ivan.

TRMM scans Ivan 9/15/04
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003009/index.html

Still from movie showing Hurricane Ivan from TRMM.

TRMM scans Ivan 9/16/04
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003011/index.html

Still from animation showing the track of Hurricane Ivan.

Hurricane Ivan track and intensity
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003026/index.html

Still from animation showing Hurricane Ivan's progression on an hourly basis.

3-D Model of Hurricane Ivan (close-up)
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003063/index.html

Still from animation showing the model of Hurricane Ivan.

3-D Model of Hurricane Ivan (global)
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003046/index.html

Still from animation showing the track of Hurricane Ivan.

3-D Model of Hurricane Ivan with clouds and track
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003045/index.html

Still from movie showing Hurricane Jeanne.

TRMM scans Jeanne 9/23/04
Credit: NASA/NASDA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003016/index.html

Still from movie showing Hurricane Jeanne from TRMM.

TRMM scans Jeanne 9/26/04
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003024/index.html

Still from animation showing hurricane tracks and rainfall amounts.

Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne bring record rainfall
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003022/index.html

2003

Still from animation showing the genesis of Hurricane Isabel.

Hurricane Isabel genesis
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002987/index.html

Still from animation showing the cat scan of Isabel.

Isabel moving CAT-scan
Credit: NASA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002900/a002996/index.html

Still from movie about Hurricane Fabian.

Fabian leaves behind Cold Trail for Isabel
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002800/a002824/index.html

Still from animation showing Isabel in 3D

3-D Model of Hurricane Isabel
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a003000/a003002/index.html



1998


Still from the mpeg showing a classic hurricane.

Hurricane Bonnie Hot Towers
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a000200/a000222/

Still from animation about hurricanes Bonnie and Danielle.

Bonnie and Danielle Churn Up Cold Waters 1998
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a001000/a001066/

Still from movie showing all the hurricanes that occurred in 1998 as seen by TRMM.

TRMM Hurricane Alley 1998
Credit: NASA/NASDA

For stills and more information:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a000200/a000213/index.html



The Science of Hurricanes


Still from animation showing a cutaway of a hurricane.

Hurricane Heat Engine
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010000/a010049/

Still from animation showing how El Nino affects hurricanes.

El Nino's Effect on Hurricanes
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010000/a010047/

Still from animation about the Colding Engine that runs a hurricane.

Cold Water Upwelling
Credit: NASA

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Still from animation showing how the upwelling from a hurricane can cause a seabloom.

Cold Water Upwelling Promotes Phytoplankton Bloom
Credit: NASA

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010000/a010030/index.html

Still from animation about the Earth Observing satellites that track hurricanes.

NASA's Earth Observing Satellites
Credit: NASA

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Sarah Dewitt
Goddard Space Flight Center