GPM Core Observatory Sees Hagupit's Eye
The GPM satellite flew almost directly above dangerous typhoon Hagupit on December 5, 2014 at 1032 UTC as the typhoon was approaching the Philippines. The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) instrument measured rain falling at a rate of over 76 mm (almost 3 inches) per hour in the typhoon's eye wall.
This 3-D view of Hagupit's precipitation structure was made using data from the Ku band on GPM's dual frequency radar instrument (DPR). DPR showed that some tall thunderstorm in Hagiput's eye wall were reaching heights of almost 15 km (about 9.3 miles).
Click here to see a Low Resolution 640x360 simulated 3-D (Quicktime) animation using GPM Radar (Ku).
Click here to see a Low Resolution 640x360 simulated 3-D (MPEG) animation using GPM Radar (Ku).