Infrared satellite image of Hurricane Floyd

Infrared satellite image of Hurricane Floyd

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Caption: Hurricane Floyd. Coloured infrared satellite image of Hurricane Floyd in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast (upper left), USA. North is at top. The hurricane is the swirl of red/orange clouds around the central hole (the eye). Land, such as Cuba (centre left) is outlined in green. The eye contains calmer cloud-free air at very low pressure. Around it winds reached over 140 miles per hour. After devastating the Bahamas, Hurricane Floyd hit Florida on September 16, going on to kill 40 people. Hurricanes are caused by large- scale evaporation and convection due to warm tropical sea temperatures. Image taken on 13 September 1999 by the American NOAA-8 satellite.

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