Coloured satellite image of Hurricane Pauline

Coloured satellite image of Hurricane Pauline

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Caption: Hurricane Pauline. Coloured computer three- dimensional reconstruction, based on satellite data, of Hurricane Pauline off the coast of Mexico (green). North is towards top. The hurricane is the white swirl of clouds (lower centre) surrounding the central eye, an area of calmer air at very low pressure. Winds reached 184 kilometres per hour around the eye, which, coupled with heavy rainfall, resulted in over 230 deaths in Mexico. Hurricanes form in the tropics due to large-scale evaporation and convection over warm seas. This image was taken on 7 October 1997 by the American GOES-8 satellite.

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