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CyMISS Image of the Month: 3D Views of Hurricane Hector from the ISS

31 May 2019, 13:21 UTC
CyMISS Image of the Month: 3D Views of Hurricane Hector from the ISS
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The goal of the ongoing CyMISS (Tropical Cyclone intensity Measurements from the ISS) project is to acquire image sequences of intense tropical cyclones (TCs), such as hurricanes and typhoons, 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 storm images during the last four years that we wish to share. One of the TCs observed in support of CyMISS by the crew of the ISS in 2018 was the Pacific storm, Hurricane Hector, as it brushed the Hawaiian Islands.
This is one of the original color photographs (ISS056-E-130240) of Hurricane Hector taken by the crew of the ISS at 22:31:31 GMT on August 8, 2018 in support of CyMISS. The Hawaiian Islands are visible through the clouds in the lower left. Click on image to enlarge. (NASA/JSC)
May’s Image of the Month is a 3D synoptic view of Hurricane Hector created using images from a sequence of 240 photographs, like the one shown above, taken by the crew of ...

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