Hurricane Isabel
acquired September 11, 2003 download large image (709 KB, JPEG, 1600x2100)

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this bird's-eye view of Hurricane Isabel at 14:15 UTC on September 11, 2003. In this image Isabel is located at 530 miles east-northeast of the northern Leeward Islands and was packing maximum sustained winds near 150 mph. This takes Isabel 5 mph short of a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.

Instrument(s): 
Terra - MODIS

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