Hurricane Isaac formed as a tropical depression east of the Lesser Antilles on August 21 and that same day was upgraded to a tropical storm. As a tropical storm Hurricane Isaac passed over Hispaniola and Cuba, killing many people. It them entered the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly before making landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River, Tropical Storm Isaac strengthened and became Hurricane Isaac on August 28. Isaac actually made landfall twice, briefly returning offshore after its first landfall before returning to land. Isaac was a very slow moving storm after landfall and brought significant amounts of rain to the southeastern United States.
This dataset utilizes the layering feature that was introduced in the SOS 4.0 software. The two layers are from the Real-time: GLAPS Radar Reflectivity (dBZ) and the Real-time: Infrared Satellite over Land datasets. This dataset is an archived version of these real-time datasets, chronicling the life of Hurricane Isaac from August 20, 2012 through September 3, 2012. The radar layer is overlaid on the satellite layer.