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NASA's QuikScat Captures First-Ever South Atlantic Hurricane
NASA's QuikScat Captures First-Ever South Atlantic Hurricane
03/29/2004

NASA's Quick Scatterometer spacecraft and its Seawinds instrument captured this image March 27 of the first hurricane ever recorded in the Southern Atlantic. The Category 1 storm came ashore in Brazil, causing considerable damage and some loss of life. The white arrows representing wind speed and direction are superimposed on the color image of wind speeds.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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