Multi-Angel Imaging Spectrometer (MISR) Imagery of Hurricane Katrina
Entry ID: NASA_MISR_KATRINA

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Summary
Abstract: The Multi-Angel Imaging Spectrometer (MISR) instrument provided several images
of Hurricane Katrina. These views of the Louisiana and Mississippi regions were
acquired before and one day after Katrina made landfall along the Gulf of
Mexico coast, and highlight many of the changes to the rivers and vegetation
that occurred between the two views. The images were acquired by NASA's
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) on August 14 and August 30, 2005.
These multiangular, multispectral false-color composites were created using red
band data from MISR's 46" backward and forward-viewing cameras, and
near-infrared data from MISR's nadir camera. Such a display causes water bodies
and inundated soil to appear in blue and purple hues, and highly vegetated
areas to appear bright green. The scene differentiation is a result of both
spectral effects (living vegetation is highly reflective at near-infrared
wavelengths whereas water is absorbing) and of angular effects (wet surfaces
preferentially forward scatter sunlight).

[Summary provided by NASA/JPL.]

Related URL
Link: GET SERVICE
Description: NASA's Hurricane Resource page.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 35.0 S: 26.0  E: -82.0  W: -98.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/JPL
Dataset Title: Multi-Angel Imaging Spectrometer (MISR) Imagery of Hurricane Katrina
Dataset Publisher: NASA/JPL
Online Resource: http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/collectionImagery/?ImageID=...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-08-14


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Southeast United States


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
TERRA >Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)    [Information]


Instrument
MISR >Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
Hurricane Katrina
Meteorological Disasters
Hurricane Damage
Satellite Imagery
Land Cover


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NASA


Data Center
Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer Team, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GRAHAM BOTHWELL
Email: graham.bothwell at jpl.nasa.gov



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


GRAHAM BOTHWELL
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: graham.bothwell at jpl.nasa.gov



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-08

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