Hurricane Katrina sea surface temperature

Hurricane Katrina sea surface temperature

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Caption: Hurricane Katrina sea surface temperature. Satellite image of Hurricane Katrina superimposed over sea surface temperature between 24th August 2005 (top left) and 30th August 2005 (lower right). Hurricanes form over warm water and are sustained by the heat energy of the ocean. In this image, red and orange represents warm water and blue represents cold water. Katrina originates in over the Caribbean ocean and travels west, growing larger each day. By the time it was reached Louisiana it has left a wake of colder water (centre). Katrina caused immense damage and flooding and killed over 1800 people. The city of New Orleans was all but destroyed by the hurricane.

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