Three Dimensional Rain

A three dimensional radar of Hurricane Patricia

Better than a traditional radar, a NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) satellite system called Global Precipitation Measurement (GMI) can scan a hurricane from satellites circling the earth to get a three-dimensional picture of the storm. The satellites use specialized radar and microwave technology to map the precipitation of a hurricane and help scientists study the storm. This scan is of Hurricane Patricia in 2015.

Tags: Hurricanes