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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
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Hurricane Season 2004
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley
08/12/2004

The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of hurricane Charley as it approached Cuba on August 12th at 3:50 AM EDT. The colored background shows the near-surface wind speeds at 2.5 km resolution. The black barbs indicate wind speed and direction at QuikSCAT's nominal 25 km resolution; white barbs indicate areas of heavy rain.

The bright red area West of Florida is tropical storm Bonnie shortly before making landfall.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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