NASA, while playing Santa Claus, has given us a gift this year by releasing a video that captures the storm which caused the recent tornados that hit the southern part of U.S. This was one of the recent and probably the last official release that came from NASA this year, which in reality has been a very eventful one especially in terms of space explorations.
NASA’s RapidScat instrument which is more commonly termed as NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) has been able to take footage on screen of the winds of a storm framework that instilled tornadoes in Louisiana, Georgia and Mississippi.
NASA has been able to create a simulation of the storm based on the footage taken by the GOES satellite. The storm started on 21st December moving across the U.S and Central America before heading across to South America by its ending date on 24th December.
NASA employed Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) to get the real pictures of land and water then contrasted it against the cloud information obtained from GOES satellite in order to make these pictures and video.
This storm has caused considerable amounts of damage when it passed through Alabama and close to Louisiana. Forecasters have been constantly getting information regarding the changing climatic conditions through NASA.