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IMERG Measures Historic Rainfall With A Nor'easter and Joaquin

IMERG Measures Historic Rainfall With A Nor'easter and Joaquin

NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data were used to estimate the historic amount of rain that fell during the past week in the Carolinas. A "fire hose" of moisture has been pumped into the Carolinas from hurricane Joaquin resulting in wide spread flooding. Over two feet of rain have been reported in South Carolina. This analysis indicated that major hurricane Joaquin also dropped over 700 mm (27.5 inches) in the Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin has weakened from a category four hurricane in the Bahamas to a category one hurricane affecting Bermuda.

IMERG Measures Historic Rainfall With A Nor'easter and Joaquin

Click here to see a 1280x720 (Quicktime) animation of hurricane Joaquin and Southeastern United States Rainfall .

Click here to see a 1280x720 (MPEG) animation of hurricane Joaquin and Southeastern United States Rainfall .

  • Images produced by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC) and caption by Stephen Lang (SSAI/NASA GSFC)