PIA21095: CloudSat Takes a 3D Slice of Hurricane Matthew
 Target Name:  Earth
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  CloudSat
 Spacecraft:  Aqua
CloudSat Satellite
 Instrument:  Cloudsat 
 Product Size:  1258 x 1395 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA21095.tif (4.619 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA21095.jpg (337.9 kB)

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NASA's CloudSat flew east of Hurricane Matthew's center on Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), intersecting parts of Matthew's outer rain bands and revealing Matthew's anvil clouds (thick cirrus cloud cover), with cumulus and cumulonimbus clouds beneath (lower image). Reds/pinks are larger water/ice droplets.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), Colorado State University

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