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Media advisory: Background on Galveston 1900 Hurricane
Reporters following Hurricane Rita are advised that a report on the 1900 hurricane that devastated Galveston, Texas--still the worst natural disaster in American history--is now available on the AGU Web site. It is a chapter from the book, Hurricane!: Coping with Disaster (AGU, 2003), covering the event itself and lessons learned from it. (2005-09-22)

Earth from space: Irene's eye
This week we look at two images taken simultaneously with different Envisat sensors of Hurricane Irene, which struck the US east coast last week. (2011-09-02)

GOES-13 captures 2 major hurricanes: Darby trailing Celia
There are now two major hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and they appear to be chasing each other in imagery from the GOES-13 satellite. Hurricane Celia is a Category Five hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, and Hurricane Darby to Celia's east has just become a Category Three hurricane (a major hurricane). (2010-06-25)

Satellite shows a weaker Hurricane Fernanda
Hurricane Fernanda appears to be weakening on infrared satellite imagery. NOAA's GOES-West satellite imagery on July 19 showed a more disorganized hurricane nearing the Central Pacific Ocean. (2017-07-19)

NASA sees record-breaking Julia being affected by Igor
Julia is waning in the eastern Atlantic Ocean because of outflow from massive Hurricane Igor, despite his distance far to the west. Satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that Julia's eye was no longer visible, a sign that she's weakening. (2010-09-17)

Former hurricane Carlos has dissipated, Carlos (was 03E -- Eastern Pacific)
Former hurricane Carlos is now just a memory as the former tropical cyclone dissipated over western Mexico early on June 18. (2015-06-18)

NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Ignacio in a trio across the Pacific
The tropical trio of tropical cyclones continued on September 3 when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Pacific Ocean. Images taken from several overpasses were put together to create a panorama of the Pacific that included Typhoon Kilo, Hurricane Ignacio and Hurricane Jimena. (2015-09-03)

NASA sees Hurricane Edouard far from US, but creating rough surf
Although NASA's Aqua satellite showed that Hurricane Edouard is far from US soil, it is powerful enough that it is creating dangerous swells along the US East Coast. (2014-09-17)

Category 2 Hurricane Miriam Seen in East Pacific by NASA satellite
The MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites provide some of the most clear and stunning imagery of tropical cyclones, and captured a visible image of Category 2 hurricane Miriam off the western coast of Mexico. (2012-09-25)

NASA sees diminutive Hurricane Danny from space
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured an image of Hurricane Danny moving through the Central Atlantic Ocean. Satellite data indicates that Danny is a small Category 2 hurricane, in which hurricane-force winds only extend 15 miles from the eye. (2015-08-21)

NASA sees Hurricane Olaf still a major hurricane
NASA's Aqua satellite saw Central Pacific Ocean Hurricane Olaf maintained its eye and remained a major hurricane on Oct. 23. (2015-10-23)

NASA's Aqua satellite providing 2 views of Hurricane Emilia
NASA's Aqua satellite has several instruments onboard that are providing forecasters with different views of Hurricane Emilia in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The infrared view hinted that Emilia would strengthen and it regained Category 3 Hurricane status today. (2012-07-12)

NASA's Terra satellite spots Hurricane Humberto's cloud-filled eye
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Hurricane Humberto that showed it's eye was cloud-filled. (2013-09-12)

2 NASA satellites capture Hurricane Bill's 'baby pictures'
Bill was the third tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, behind Ana and Tropical Depression One. Over the weekend Bill grew into the first hurricane in the Atlantic this season. Two NASA Satellites captured Bill's rainfall and cloud temperatures as he was powering up. (2009-08-17)

Scientists discuss early results of RAINEX Hurricane Intensity Project
Scientists flew into the eyes of Hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia and Rita last summer, as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project called RAINEX, the Rainband and Intensity Change Experiment. (2006-06-22)

Satellite spots a tiny, mighty Hurricane Lee
Hurricane Lee continues to strengthen in the Central Atlantic Ocean, and the tiny hurricane appeared well-organized with a clear eye in satellite imagery. (2017-09-27)

NASA gets a cold stare from Emilia's eye
NASA's Aqua satellite got a cold stare from Emilia. Infrared satellite data revealed that cloud top temperatures around Hurricane Emilia's eye were bitter cold. (2012-07-10)

NASA eyes powerful Hurricane Gaston almost 600 miles from Bermuda
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Hurricane Gaston as it was strengthening into a major hurricane, almost 600 miles away from Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. Aqua provided a visible look at the powerful hurricane. (2016-08-29)

What drove the unusually intense hurricane season in 2017?
The warming of the tropical Atlantic relative to the rest of the global ocean may have been a key factor driving the abnormally fierce Atlantic hurricane season during 2017, a new study suggests. (2018-09-27)

NASA sees Lester strengthening into fourth major Eastern Pacific hurricane
When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Lester it was on the verge of becoming a major hurricane. That happened less than 12 hours later. (2016-08-29)

Hurricane Kenneth becomes late-season record-breaking major hurricane
NASA satellites have been watching hurricane Kenneth in the eastern Pacific, and today, Nov. 22, Kenneth became a late-season major hurricane. In fact, Kenneth sets a record for the latest season major hurricane in the eastern Pacific Ocean. (2011-11-22)

NASA sees Danny become the 2015 Atlantic season's first hurricane
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Atlantic Ocean as Tropical Storm Danny intensified into the season's first hurricane. (2015-08-20)

Karina's remnants drawn into Hurricane Marie's spin
Karina finally became a remnant low pressure area after roaming around in the Eastern Pacific for two weeks. Satellite data on Aug. 27 showed that the now shapeless former hurricane was being drawn into nearby Hurricane Marie's circulation. (2014-08-27)

Florida Tech earns two grants for continuing, new hurricane model work
Florida Tech professor of civil engineering, Jean-Paul Pinelli, has won a $220,000 grant to develop an engineering model to predict hurricane insurance losses for commercial buildings, such as condominiums, office buildings. (2006-11-01)

NASA's TRMM satellite sees wide-eyed Hurricane Bill strengthening
The TRMM satellite noticed a wide-eyed Hurricane Bill's rainfall is intensifying indicating he's getting stronger. Satellite images have also shown Bill's eye is widening. (2009-08-18)

NASA sees Marie become a major hurricane, causing dangerous surf
The National Hurricane Center expected Marie to become a major hurricane (Category 3 or higher on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) and it did. On Aug. 24, when NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead, Marie reached Category 4 hurricane status and maintained strength on Aug. 25. (2014-08-25)

NASA sees Hurricane Gonzalo head toward Bermuda
Tropical Storm Gonzalo intensified into a hurricane late on Monday, Oct. 14 and is expected to become a major hurricane as it moves toward Bermuda. (2014-10-14)

NASA's RapidScat looks at Hurricane Olaf's winds
The RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station analyzed Hurricane Olaf's winds in the Central Pacific Ocean. (2015-10-22)

NASA satellites 'eyes' changes in Hurricane Katia
Major Hurricane Katia continues to approach the US East coast and stir up rough surf. Meanwhile two NASA satellites have provided a look at the changes in organization and cloud patterns over the last several days. (2011-09-06)

Hector weakens but remains Category 4 Hurricane
Hurricane Hector has weakened slightly but still remains a robust Category Four storm at present. (2018-08-07)

NASA's GPM sees Hurricane Jimena's eroding eyewall
Hurricane Jimena, a once powerful Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds estimated at 140 mph by the National Hurricane Center, has continued to weaken well east of Hawaii. The Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM core satellite analyzed rainfall rates and saw the eyewall was eroding. (2015-09-03)

Igor now a Category 4 hurricane with icy cloud tops and heavy rainfall
NASA Satellites have noticed two distinct features in Igor that both indicate how powerful he has become, icy cold, high cloud tops and very heavy rainfall. NASA's Aqua and TRMM satellites have provided that insight to forecasters who are predicting Igor's next move as a powerful Category 4 hurricane. (2010-09-13)

NASA infrared imagery hinted Darby would become a hurricane
Infrared imagery provides forecasters with a look at the temperature of cloud tops in tropical cyclones, sea surface and land surface temperatures and more. NASA infrared imagery from the morning of June 24 revealed that Darby had strong convection that is an indicator of a strengthening storm. Tropical Storm Darby became the second hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Ocean season this morning. (2010-06-24)

Hurricane Gustav
The development and path of Hurricane Gustav is shown via a sequence of satellite images acquired by Envisat's Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer instrument on Aug. 25, 28, 30 and Sept. 1, 2008. (2008-09-05)

Satellite view of a compact Hurricane Hilary
Imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows a more organized and compact Hurricane Hilary on July 24. (2017-07-24)

NASA animation shows Seymour becomes a hurricane
Tropical Depression 20 formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Sunday and by Monday at 11 a.m. it exploded into a hurricane named Seymour. An animation of satellite imagery created by NASA shows the development of the new hurricane. (2016-10-24)

The current debate on the linkage between global warming and hurricanes
Global warming and increased hurricane activity...a case of natural influences or human intervention? (2007-06-19)

NASA sees Carlos power back up to hurricane status in 3-D
NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been capturing images of Carlos since it was born as tropical depression 4E last week. Scientists at NASA can use TRMM data to provide forecasters a 3-D look at the storm's cloud heights and rainfall, which is extremely helpful in forecasting. (2009-07-14)

NASA sees large dangerous Hurricane Nicole closing in on Bermuda
The National Hurricane Center or NHC called Nicole an 'extremely dangerous closing in on Bermuda' on Oct. 13. NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Nicole as it was approaching the island. (2016-10-13)

NASA spotted hot towers in Ileana that indicated its increase to hurricane status
Hot towers are towering clouds that emit a tremendous amount of latent heat (thus, called (2012-08-30)

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