Hurricane Dean is the first official hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. Dean became a Category 5 storm as it approached Mexico. Refer to the new CIMSS Tropical Cyclones web site for more information. Also check out posts to the CIMSS Satellite Blog from August 18, 19 and 20. The CIMSS Tropical Cyclones Research Team develops innovative techniques that use environmental satellites to monitor and study tropical cyclones. Several CIMSS products directly support forecasting at the National Hurricane Center.
The Storm Coverage window on the new Tropical Cyclones home page provides easy access to all available products for a given storm. The yellow hurricane symbol off of Central America is Hurricane Dean.
Earlier this summer, the Tropical Cyclones research group unveiled a redesigned web site. After 13 years with the original look and feel, the group gave their web site a face lift and added a few new features. One of the most prominent additions is the interactive map showing tropical weather activity. Starting from the home page, click on the hurricane symbol in the Atlantic Ocean to open a new window with a plethora of information about Hurricane Dean. This feature provides easy access to available data products, animations, and custom viewing options. This redesign will help SSEC/CIMSS continue to provide tropical weather information to web-surfing public.