AMSR-E Maps Rain Associated With Irene

Rainfall derived from AMSR-E

AMSR-E precipitation estimates give forecasters additional information on storm intensity.  Note the differences in rain location in the AMSR-E image above and the cold cloud top temperatures in the MODIS infrared image below.  Both of these Aqua instruments captured storm information simultaneously while orbiting over Irene early in the afternoon on August 26, 2011.

MODIS cloud top temperatures corresponding to AMSR-E rainfall estimates

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