AMSR-E Monitors Precipitation Associated with Tropical Storms

AMSR-E estimates of precipitation from the overpass of the Aqua satellite at 1658UTC on September 8, 2011.

Passive microwave measurements from the AMSR-E instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite are used to estimate in precipitation associated with weather systems outside the range of land-based radars. In the image above, AMSR-E produces a radar-time analysis of rain associated with Hurricane Katia. Note the intense convective storms just north of Puerto Rico. Could this be another storm developing?

One thought on “AMSR-E Monitors Precipitation Associated with Tropical Storms

  1. It looks like just a tropical wave north of Puerto Rico at this time. NHC doesn’t even have a hatched area for monitoring yet.

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