Multi-Angel Imaging Spectrometer (MISR) Imagery of Hurricane KatrinaEntry ID: NASA_MISR_KATRINA
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.]
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/JPL
Dataset Title: Multi-Angel Imaging Spectrometer (MISR) Imagery of Hurricane Katrina
Dataset Publisher: NASA/JPLOnline Resource: http://www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/collectionImagery/?ImageID=...
Start Date: 2005-08-14
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=...
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~0.4 MB (V005)
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31