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Eyes In The Sky

Eyes In The Sky

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, September 12, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, sustainability, art and design, environment, climate change

                             Mega-scale Hurricane Florence, 9-12-2018 (credit: GOES satellites, NOAA)

NOAA's GOES satellites continue providing detailed new visual measurements of Hurrican Florence. The newest image of the super-storm was realeased early today. The new series of "eyes in the sky" increase remote sensing of storm data and thereby improve weather predictions. Storms surges have been raised upwards of 9-13' feet in some coastal zones where the Florence will hit. Rainfall totals from the National Weather Service, part of NOAA, could now exceed 40"+ inland, double the previous prediction made in a single day of additional data gathering.

Florence has been "amplified" by warmer oceans and the atmospheric capacity for holding increaesd water vapor due to climate change.


                    7-Day Rainfall Totals, Hurricane Florence (credit: GOES satellite, NWS)



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