Hurricane Frances

Hurricane Frances
  • Credit:

    Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE

The SeaWiFS sensor aboard the OrbView-2 satellite captured this true-color eastward looking image of Hurricane Frances on September 3, 2004 at 17:20 UTC (1:20 PM EDT). Florida is just barely visible at the top center of the image, while Cuba, Jamaica, and Hispaniola line up vertically along the left. At the time this image was taken Frances was a category 3 storm with winds of 115 mph and was moving towards the west-northwest at 9 mph.

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  • Data Date:

    September 3, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    September 3, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    OrbView-2 - SeaWiFS


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