Hurricane Michael

September 6th, 2012 |
GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images

GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images

Hurricane Michael became the first Category 3 hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic Basin season on 06 September. GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel images (above) and GOES-13 10.7 µm IR channel images (below) from the CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site showed that Michael displayed a well-defined eye.

GOES-13 10.7 µm IR channel images

GOES-13 10.7 µm IR channel images

A comparison of 375-meter resolution Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel images (below) offered a more detailed view of the eye structure at 15:42 UTC.

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel images

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel images