Hurricane Katrina Approaching the Gulf Coast of USA
Hurricane Katrina Approaching the Gulf Coast of USA

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  • Description: At the time the image was taken, Hurricane Katrina was set to become one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States, with winds of 257 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour). The center of the storm had an air pressure of 902 millibars, the fourth lowest on record for an Atlantic storm. The lower the air pressure, the more powerful the storm.
  • Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view.php?id=74693
  • Source info: Image captured on August 28, 2005 with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) from NASA's Terra satellite.
  • License: Public Domain

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