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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
Hurricane Season 2005
Hurricane Emily - July 13, 2005
Hurricane Emily - July 13, 2005

NASA's Quikscat scatterometer instrument captured the winds of Hurricane Emily on July 15th 5:49 am EDT Emily was located off the northern coast of South America. The image depicts wind speed in color and wind direction with small barbs. White barbs point to areas of heavy rain. The highest wind speeds, shown in purple, surround the center of the storm. The National Hurricane Center reported that Emily's winds at the time were 115 knots with gusts to 140 knots. The minimum central pressure was 952 millibars, and the diameter of Emily's eye was 10 nautical miles.

Credit: NASA/JPL


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