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Towers of Warm Air Signal Storm's Growth

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posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 09:24 PM
Images above: "CAT" scan of Hurricane Frances.

NASA's TRMM satellite (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) can see hurricanes in three dimensions. Looking down from its near Earth orbit, the vehicle is unique in the space agency's fleet of Earth observing instruments. Here we see Frances depicted two different ways, each showing aspects of the storm's inner structure. Red colors indicate regions of the most significant rainfall. Notice the spires stretching up in to the sky. These "hot towers" suggest an efficient and powerful heat engine inside the storm, emphasizing to experts just how powerful this particular tropical beast may be.

Hurricane Frances as seen by MODIS.

This information is really cool also they have different satellite images and scat scans, some are in mpg format, definitely worth a look

Some satellite photos:

More Satellite Photos taken today

[edit on 4-9-2004 by TrueLies]


posted on Sep, 4 2004 @ 10:08 PM
Sadly those clouds are going to bring destruction. FL nice place to visit
but I could never live there. I hear the insurance is ridiculous there.


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