Hurricane Michael's Intense Rainfall as Observed by GCOM-1 AMSR2 on October 10, 2018

October 12, 2018

Hurricane Michael's Intense Rainfall as Observed by GCOM-1 AMSR2 on October 10, 2018

On October 10, 2018, the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument, onboard JAXA's GCOM-W1 satellite, observed the surface precipitation rates of Hurricane Michael as it approached the United States.

On October 10, 2018, the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer 2 (AMSR2) instrument, onboard JAXA's GCOM-W1 satellite, observed the surface precipitation rates of Hurricane Michael as it approached the United States.

This LANCE NRT AMSR2 image shows high precipitation rates in red, yellow and light blue, and lower rates in dark blue and purple. LANCE NRT AMSR2 products include surface precipitation rate, wind speed over ocean, water vapor over ocean and cloud liquid water over ocean. NRT AMSR2 products are generated within three hours of observation, using algorithms provided by the NASA-funded US AMSR2 Science Team, with JAXA NRT L1R (resampled brightness temperatures) as input.

Discover and Access LANCE AMSR2 NRT data:https://lance.nsstc.nasa.gov/amsr2/data.html

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