PIA21095: CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: CloudSat
Spacecraft: Aqua
CloudSat Satellite
Instrument: Cloudsat
Product Size: 1258 x 1395 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds (thick cirrus cloud cover), with cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds beneath (lower image). Reds/pinks are larger water/ice droplets.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University

Image Addition Date:
2016-10-07