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Hurricane in Mexico

Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Type of Event:
Hurricane
Location of Event:
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Date of Charter Activation:
21/08/2007 13:08 UTC
Charter Requestor:
USGS
Project Management:
CATHALAC-SERVIR in Panama

Description of the event

Hurricane Dean made landfall earlier on 21 August around 08:30 local time on the East coast of the Yucatan Peninsula near Costa Maya, about 65 km East-North-East of Chetumal in Mexico. When hitting Mexico, Hurricane Dean was classified a category 5 cyclone. 11 people were reported dead.  

Precipitation in the Caribbean

Source: TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission); GOES
Acquired: 15-21/08/2007 Precipitation along the path of the hurricane.

Copyright: Credits: NASA, NOAA 2007 Image processing, map created 23/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Accumulated Precipitation

Source: TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission); GOES
Acquired: 15-21/08/2007 Precipitation over the Yucatan Peninsula.

Copyright: Credits: NASA, NOAA 2007 Image processing, map created 23/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Chinchorro

Source: MODIS on Terra
Acquired: 15-22/08/2007 Banco Chinchorro Atoll was directly in the path of Dean, as well as a large expanse of coastal mangroves and wetlands.

Copyright: Credits: NASA 2007 Image processing, map created 24/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Dean 20-23 August07 Rainfall Perspective

Source: TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission); GOES
Acquired: 20-23/08/2007 Precipitation over the Yucatan Peninsula.

Copyright: Credits: NASA, NOAA 2007 Image processing, map created 23/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Vegetation, Yucatan Peninsula

Source: --
Acquired: 08/2007 Vegetation affected by the hurricane.

Copyright: Credits: Belize Land Information Centre, INEGI, NASA, NOAA, SEMARNAT, USGS 2007 Image processing, map created 23/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Settlements, Yucatan Peninsula

Source: --
Acquired: 08/2007 Settlements of over 1000 people in the path of the hurricane.

Copyright: Credits: Belize Land Information Centre, INEGI, NOAA, SEMARNAT, TNC 2007 Image processing, map created 21/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Honduras

Source: MODIS
Acquired: 22/08/2007 Sediments from rivers such as the Claura, Patuca and Chapagua travelled as far as 40km, as seen on this image captured by MODIS two days after Dean hovered north of the coast of Honduras.

Copyright: Credits: NASA 2007 Image processing, map created 24/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

Chetumal Bay

Source: MODIS on Terra
Acquired: 15-22/08/2007 The colour of Chetumal Bay changed from blue to white following passage of the hurricane.

Copyright: Credits: NASA 2007 Image processing, map created 24/08/2007 by CATHALAC.

GOES animation, Hurricane Dean Animation created 21/08/2007 by USGS

Source: --
Acquired: --

Copyright: --

This map shows elevation areas in northern Belize, also hit by Hurricane Dean.

Source: SRTM/USGS/GIST, resolution 90m
Acquired: 22/08/2007

Copyright: UNOSAT
Image processing, map created 22/08/2007 by UNOSAT.