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Hurricane Isaac from GOES-14 "Super Rapid Scan"

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Published on Aug 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac moved towards New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on August 28, 2012. This movie shows the movement of the hurricane from dawn to dusk. GOES-14—a geostationary weather satellite temporarily taken out of on-orbit storage—took one image every minute, compared to the standard of one image every 15 minutes. The "super rapid scan" images reveal the movement of clouds at different altitudes, and the rapid development of thunderstorms near the storms core as evening approached.

Images courtesy NOAA and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies.

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