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Winds - Measuring ocean winds from space
QuikSCAT Data
Hurricane Frances
Hurricane Frances

The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite collected the data used to create this colorful image of hurricane Frances as it approached Cuba on September 1st at 6:09pm 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.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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