2022 Hurricane Season
This visualization shows the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2022 as seen by NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) - a data product combining precipitation observations from infrared and microwave satellite sensors united by the GPM Core Observatory. IMERG provides near real-time half-hourly precipitation estimates at ~10km resolution for the entire globe, helping researchers better understand Earth’s water cycle and extreme weather events, with applications for disaster management, tracking disease, resource management, energy production and food security. IMERG rain rates (in mm/hr) are laid under infrared cloud data from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Cloud Composite dataset together with storm tracks from the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting (ATCF) model. Sea surface temperatures (SST) are also shown over the oceans, derived from the NASA Multi-sensor Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) dataset, which combines data from multiple geostationary and orbiting satellites. Sea surface temperatures play an important role in hurricane formation and development, with warmer temperatures linked to more intense storms.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
Storm tracks and strengths courtesy of NOAA's National Weather Service.
Blue Marble MODIS data composite courtesy of the MODIS Science Team NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the NASA Earth Observatory.
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
Datasets used in this visualization
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud CompositeID: 600Data Compilation Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 6/1/2022 - 11/15/2022
Global cloud cover from multiple satellitesSee all pages that use this dataset
MUR SST (Multi-scale Ultra-high Resolution (MUR) Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Analysis)ID: 845Analysis JPL PO DAAC 6/1/2022 - 11/15/2022
IMERGID: 863Data Compilation NASA/GSFC 6/1/2022- 11/15/2022
This dataset can be found at: http://pmm.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/document_files/IMERG_ATBD_V4.4.pdfSee all pages that use this dataset
Hurricane Tracks (Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast (ATCF) - Best Track)ID: 1109Event List NOAA 6/1/2022 - 11/15/2022
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