MERIS image showing Hurricane Frances, acquired on 1 September 2004. The hurricane is shown passing near Haiti and the Dominician Republic, with Cuba to the left and Puerto Rico to the right hand side (borders outlined). The resolution of this reduced resolution image is approximately 1200 metres, with features clearly visible including the clear eye, thick eye wall and outer spiral arms made up of thick thunderstorms. This image was processed for ESA by Brockmann Consult, a German firm involved with development, prototyping and verifying of the MERIS processing chain since 1995.
Credits: ESA/Brockmann Consult