The SeaWinds scatterometer aboard NASA's QuikSCAT satellite collected the data used to create this multicolored image of hurricane Howard off the Southern Coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This image taken on September 2nd at 4:25pm PDT, shows near-surface winds 10 meters above the ocean surface.
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.
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