The Multi-angle Imaging Spectroradiometer (MISR) acquired this stereo
image of Hurricane Alberto on August 19, 2000. At this time, the storm was located in the North
Atlantic Ocean, about 1700 kilometers west of the Azores. According to
the National Weather Service, Alberto was increasing in intensity and
exhibiting maximum sustained winds of about 165 kilometers per hour.
This stereo "anaglyph" image was generated using MISR's vertical (nadir)
camera plus the 26-degree forward-viewing camera. It is oriented so that
the spacecraft's flight path is from left to right. North is at the left.
To view the image in 3-D, use red/blue glasses with the red filter over
your left eye.
Near the center of the storm, the "eye" measures about 60 kilometers
in diameter. The steep eye wall, where surface winds reach their peak
intensity, is very apparent. Convective thunderclouds are present in
the storm's spiral arms, and their three-dimensional structure is
visible in this stereo view.
Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/JPL, MISR Team. (JPL Photojournal #PIA02636)