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CyMISS Image of the Month: Tropical Cyclone Marcus

10 Apr 2018, 12:34 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: Tropical Cyclone Marcus
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The goal of the ongoing CyMISS (Cyclone intensity Measurements from the ISS) project is to acquire image sequences of intense tropical cyclones (TCs), such as hurricanes, to support the development of an improved remote sensing method to determine more accurately the strength of these destructive storms using stereoscopy. Funded by CASIS (Center for the Advancement of Science in Space) which manages the ISS US National Laboratory for NASA, this project has amassed a large collection of images of dozens of storms during the last four years. Some of those images along with an update on the CyMISS project were featured in a recent article which appeared in CASIS’ Upward – Magazine of the ISS National Lab (see “Tracking Hurricanes & Typhoons from Space”). Included in this feature article are spectacular 3D views of Tropical Cyclone Gita created by our project team using photographs taken by the ISS crew on February 14, 2018 – the day after photographs for last month’s Image of the Month were taken (see “CyMISS Image of the Month: Tropical Cyclone Gita”).
This is one of the original color photographs (ISS055-E-3903) of Tropical Cyclone Marcus taken by the crew of the ISS at 09:14:42 GMT on March ...

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