Tropical cyclones

Tropical cyclones

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Caption: Tropical cyclones over the Indian Ocean, satellite image. North is at top. The coast of Madagascar is at far left (green). The cyclones are (from left- right): Gerry, Hape, 18S and Fiona. A cyclone is a large rotating storm system, forming from strong evaporation over warm tropical waters. This image is a composite of data from the MODIS sensors on NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. Photographed in February 2003.

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