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Chain of Storms

Chain of Storms

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, September 8, 2019/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, marine life, sustainability, art and design, environment, adventure , climate change

  Western Hemisphere Chain of Tropical Cyclones, 9-4-201 (credit: NASA/NOAA GOES-16 environmental satellite)

The US space agency NASA and the climate and weather forecasting agency NOAA utilized a deep-space, Earth monitoring satellite to capture a global view of a series of storms marching across the norther hemisphere. Environmental data wasgathered for the natural-color image by the GOES-16 satellite (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite). The 'chain of storms' were give names by NOAA as Hurricane Juliette in the eastern Pacific Ocean, Gabrielle in the Eastern Atlantic, Fernand already making landfall in northeastern Mexico, and Dorian approaching the Bahamas. One day after this image was released, Dorian hit the low-lying islands as a Category-5 super-storm leaving 70,000 people homeless and desperate.

The hurricane season continues into November.



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