Satellite Tracking of Hurricane Sandy Provided Early Warnings

 

Scientists with the Tropical Cyclone Group at CIMSS monitored the life-span of Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane imagery was analyzed at 1-minute intervals with the Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSOR) imager on the GOES-14 satellite. GOES-13 was in Rapid Scan Operations (RSO) mode as well. Hurricane Sandy loomed large in the Atlantic and swept up the eastern seaboard of the United States. The uniquely violent weather event went on to severely batter the East Coast. Estimates of damage have climbed to over a billion dollars.

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