Computerised satellite image of Hurricane Gilbert

Computerised satellite image of Hurricane Gilbert

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Credit: HASLER & PIERCE, NASA GSFC/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Computer-generated perspective view of Hurricane Gilbert on 12 September, 1988. Images such as this are produced from a pair of satellite or aircraft images, one taken in visible light, the other in the infrared. A computer uses the two data sets to calculate the heights of the cloud tops and to create a 3-D computer model of the storm. A 2-D image can then be generated, viewing the hurricane from any chosen height and angle.

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Keywords: climate, extreme, hurricane gilbert, image processing, meteorology, severe storm, storms, weather

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