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Hurricane Katrina Imagery from the NASA MODIS Rapid Response System

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Abstract: At the request of the U.S. Army and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,
the NASA MODIS Rapid Response System is providing daily geo-rectified images of
the U.S. Gulf Coast region to assist in response to the devastation left by
Hurricane Katrina. The goal is that the imagery will be useful to others as
well. The images are updated daily as data is received. The imagery is also
GIS compatible can be directly downloaded into GIS software.

[Summary provided by the NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team.]
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Description: Available Katrina imagery from the MODIS Rapid Response System.

Description: NASA's Hurricane Resource page.
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Caption:  Photo Reference: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team
Geographic Coverage
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 25.0   E: -80.0   W: -102.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team
Dataset Title: Hurricane Katrina Imagery from the NASA MODIS Rapid Response System
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team
Data Presentation Form: imagery
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-08-26
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2 km
Longitude Resolution: 2 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Use Constraints You are welcome to publish these images with credit to NASA, MODIS Rapid
Response System. Click on 250 m for the highest resolution image.
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Originating Center
Data Center
MODIS Rapid Response System, Terrestrial Information Systems, Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Laboratory, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: Edward.J.Masuoka at
Contact Address:
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 614.5
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: JPEG
Fees: No fees
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23