Florida Nighttime Lights Before and After Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian was a powerful Category 5 Atlantic hurricane that made landfall in southwestern Florida on September 28, 2022. Ian brought catastrophic storm surge, winds, and flooding that resulted in causalities, structural damage, and power outages. Between September 28 and October 1, an estimated total of 4.45 million customers lost power in the U.S. The state of Florida experienced the most power outages with an estimated total of 3.28 million customers without power.
The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite captures nighttime light emissions and reflections, and scientists worked with the imagery to show what these power outages looked like. The maps above and below illustrate the processed VIIRS data in a few cities hit hardest by Hurricane Ian.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Michala Garrison (SSAI) [Lead]
Datasets used in this visualization
Landsat-8 True Color (Band Combination 2,3,4)ID: 784Observed Data Collected with OLI
Suomi NPP Black Marble (Black Marble: Next Generation)ID: 1176Collected with VIIRS NASA/NOAA
Earth at night imagery
Credit: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA GSFC.
This dataset can be found at: https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/images/144898/earth-at-night-black-marble-2016-color-maps/144947lSee all pages that use this dataset
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