A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane “Matthew”

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NASA researchers now can use a combination of satellite observations to re-create multi-dimensional pictures of hurricanes and other major storms in order to study complex atmospheric interactions.

In this video, they applied those techniques to Hurricane Matthew. When it occurred in the fall of 2016, Matthew was the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane in almost ten years. Its torrential rains and winds caused significant damage and loss of life as it coursed through the Caribbean and up along the southern U.S. coast.

Video courtesy: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Ryan Fitzgibbons

Read more:

Hurricane "Matthew" summary: data, images and videos – September/October 2016

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50 000 without power as Matthew's remnants slam Nova Scotia, Canada

Featured image credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Ryan Fitzgibbons

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