IMAGES: Furious Georges

Science  09 Oct 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5387, pp. 195
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5387.195d

This puffy swirl of clouds belies the destruction below as Hurricane Georges barreled into the coast of Louisiana on the morning of 28 September with 160-kilometer-an-hour winds. You can follow storms as they wax and wane between tropical depressions and hurricane-force gales at the Tropical Cyclone Web page of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/tropic.html). The institute, whose main job is to provide satellite-based wind data to forecasting and research centers, posts images and movies showing the latest cloud, water vapor, and wind-speed data for tropical storms in all parts of the world, as well as their projected tracks. If hurricane images don't blow you away, check out wildfires and tornadoes in the GOES satellite gallery at cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/misc

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