#1 Irene Almost One-Third the Size of The Entire US East Coast
08-26-2011, 02:35 PM
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NOAA satellites Hurricane Irene almost one-third the size of US east coast
Hurricane Irene is a major hurricane, and NOAA/NASA satellite data shows its diameter is now about one-third the length of the U.S. Atlantic coastline...... Meanwhile, far in the eastern Atlantic Ocean a tenth tropical depression formed. One satellite image captured both storms and shows the tremendous difference in their size.
NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite saw Hurricane Irene moving through the Bahamas on August 25, 2011 at 10:02 a.m. EDT and far to the east off the African coast was newly born Tropical Depression 10.... The GOES-13 image shows Irene to be almost one third of the size of the U.S. east coast....... The distance from Augusta, Maine to Miami, Florida is 1662.55 miles....... Hurricane Irene’s tropical storm-force winds extend 255 miles from the center making Irene 510 miles in diameter, almost one-third the size of the U.S. Hurricane-force winds extend 70 miles from the center, or 140 miles in diameter......GOES-13 images and animations are created at NASA’s GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
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