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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
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Hurricane Season 2008
Bangladesh Cyclone Rashmi - Oct. 28, 2008
Bangladesh Cyclone Rashmi - Oct. 28, 2008
10/28/2008

NASA's Quick Scatterometer satellite (QuikScat) has been watching Rashmi's winds as they swirl inside its clouds by using microwaves to peer into them. This image was captured on Oct. 26 at 12:46 UTC, or 8:46 a.m. EDT as its center was nearing the coast of Bangladesh.

QuikScat can determine the speed of the rotating winds. This image from QuikScat shows Hanna's wind speeds in different colors and wind direction are indicated by small barbs. White barbs point to areas of heavy rain. The highest wind speeds, are shown in purple, which indicate winds over 40 knots (46 mph).

Get more information on the NASA Hurricane page.

Credit: NASA/JPL

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