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Close Look at Isabel from Terra/MODIS and Aqua/MODIS


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Image of Hurrican Isabel moving westward about 405 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
13 September 2003: Aqua/MODIS mosaic registered at 1705-1710Z. Powerful Category 4 Hurricane Isabel getting a little better organized as it moved westward. Center of Isabel was located near 22.2N, 61.5W or about 405 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Image of Hurricane Isabel about to make landfall 55 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.
17 September 2003: Terra/MODIS mosaic registered at 1510-1520Z. The eyewall of Isabel where the strongest winds were estimated at 115 mph (Category 2) with gusts of 130 mph is located near 30.0N, 72.6W or about 55 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

Image of Hurricane Isabel making landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
18 September 2003: Terra/MODIS mosaic registered at 1555-1600Z. Isabel came ashore on September 18, 2003 much weaker (Category 2) with winds estimated at just under 100 mph with gusts of 120 mph, and the center of the hurricane was located near 34.9N, 76.1W, south of Cape Hatteras along the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Courtesy: MODIS Data Support Team at GES DISC.
Original image format was produced with HDFLook and represent the RGB true color composite of MODIS 500m calibrated radiance of Bands 1, 4 and 3 (central bandwidth of 645, 555 and 469 nm).


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