Tornado Alley

Tornado Alley
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team
In this 1998 natural-color Landsat 5 image, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, is shown a month after a category F5 tornado ripped through the region, killing 32 people. A portion of the 31-mile tornado track can be seen as a light green line stretching southwest away from the city.

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  • Data Date:

    May 17, 1998
  • Visualization Date:

    May 21, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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