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NASA/JAXA GPM Satellite Captures Hurricane Delta on Approach to the Gulf Coast

GPM passed over Hurricane Delta Thursday October 8, 2020 at appproximately 7:40pm Central Time (UTC time: 10/9/2020 00:40Z) as it approached the Gulf coast.

Hurricane Delta is the 25th named Atlantic storm of the 2020 hurricane season. After exhausting a list of prepared names, the World Meteorological Organization turns to the Greek alphabet to name storms. Delta marked the strongest Greek-named storm on record. Hurricanes typically get a massive boost of energy when they pass over warm waters. Hurricane Delta rapidly intensified from a tropical depression to Category 4 storm in about 30 hours.

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Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Lead Producer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Katie Jepson (USRA): Producer
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
GPM/DPR/Ku also referred to as: Volumetric Precipitation data
Observed Data - JAXA - 10/9/2020 00:40Z
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation also referred to as: Rain Rates
10/9/2020 00:40Z
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Tropical Storm
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version