1. Hurricane Florence makes landfall

Hurricane Florence makes landfall

Sentinel-1 image showing Hurricane Florence making landfall off the Carolina coast collected by ESA’s Sentinel-1B on 14 September 2018 at 11:15Z.

Hurricane Florence landfall

Sentinel-1 image showing Hurricane Florence making landfall off the Carolina coast, collected by the European Space Agency (ESA’s) Sentinel-1B satellite on 14 September 2018 at 11:15Z. The eye of the hurricane can be clearly seen as it is making landfall. This image is an RGB composite of the original dual-pol Sentinel-1 data, using a decomposition developed at NASA's Alaska Satellite Facility (ASF) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). The red color is likely caused by the disturbance of the ocean surface in Florence's high winds, and the blue bullseye is the calmer region inside the eye wall. NASA's Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) has an agreement with ESA to host Sentinel 1, 3, and 5 data for distribution.

Last Updated: Oct 10, 2018 at 4:21 PM EDT