An Aqua satellite of NASA delivered infrared data concerning Tropical Depression Hanna, and at the same time, NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite transmitted pictures used to generate animations that demonstrated its activity from Texas to Mexico. Space specialists use infrared data to establish a location where there will be a strong storm that produces heavy rains. Over the weekend of July (25-26), Hanna saturated Texas upon landfall.
Tracing Hanna’s locale to Mexico
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) tool took evident imagery of Hanna Hurricane Hanna that lasted from 23-26 July. Those images were assembled and put together into an animation by use of Wide view Help application from NASA, in the images, there a visible landslide of Hanna on the Eastern side of Central Texas.
Experts from NASA use Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Worldview application to interactively examine 700 world satellite imagery sections and thereafter download the data.
Within three hours of examination, accessible imagery layers are revamped, providing the entire outlook of our planet.
The breaker of records-Hanna
For a long time, Hanna has been making rains. The National Weather Service on 25 July confirmed 2.57 inches of rainfall from Hanna, and the rainfall was more. The National Weather Service in Brownsville, Texas announced on 26 July 3.46 inches rainfall. That data broke a record of 2.74 inches that was set back in 1890. On 26 July, the McAllen Miller International Airport was reported to have 4.52 inches of rainfall. The figure broke the old record of 1.41 inches of rainfall set in 2000.
Investigating Hanna’s abilities to make rain by use of infrared light
One of the methods used by NASA researchers to check on tropical hurricanes is by use of infrared information, which provides them with data about the temperature levels.
Onboard, NASA has an AIRS tool that checks Hanna’s temperature levels and then provides an insight concerning the size of the downpour and possibilities of raining.
Temperatures on cloud tops enable weather forecasters to ascertain the location of the toughest storms within the tropical hurricane. The strength found in the storms enables them to move higher into the troposphere.
More heavy rains anticipated from Hanna
Those mighty storms that appear in infrared pictures are still producing a lot of downers, and some regions of south Texas and northern Mexico anticipate more rainfall.
Flash flooding and mudslides are probable to occur across the Mexican nation. Swells seen from oceans are produced by the Hanna, and they will continue to pose more impact on the coasts of northeastern Mexico and Texas.