Hurricane Katrina, radar image

Hurricane Katrina, radar image

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Caption: Hurricane Katrina, satellite radar image. This image of Hurricane Katrina over the Gulf of Mexico on 28 August 2005 shows the reflected radar signal obtained by a satellite sensor. The radar signal penetrates the clouds and shows how rough the sea was beneath the clouds. The calm sea under the eye (black area, centre, about 50 kilometres across) is surrounded by white bands showing turbulent seas. At this point, Katrina was a Category Five hurricane with winds of over 250 kilometres per hour around the eye. The next day, Katrina made landfall, devastating the Gulf coast of the USA with immense damage and loss of life. Image taken by the ASAR sensor on the Envisat satellite.

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