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Hurricane Sandy

Surface and near-surface (850 hPa) wind speeds from the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) operational assimilation system (consisting of a 50-kilometer analysis coupled with a 25-kilometer model) beginning September 1, 2012 preceding a 7-kilometer global simulation with the GEOS-5 atmospheric model initialized at 09Z on October 26, 2012 reveal the massive size of Hurricane Sandy versus the other storms for this period, including the persistent Hurricane Nadine, as well as hurricanes Michael and Rafael. The 7-kilometer simulation depicts the strong onshore winds in New York and New Jersey even after landfall and the dramatic influence of the land surface slowing down Sandy's inland surface winds.
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Surface wind speeds range from blue (10 miles per hour) to purple (80 miles per hour).    Surface wind speeds range from blue (10 miles per hour) to purple (80 miles per hour).
Duration: 1.4 minutes
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Legend for surface winds animation.
   Legend for surface winds animation.

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Near-surface (850 hPa) wind speeds range from dark blue (10 miles per hour) to light purple (100 miles per hour).    Near-surface (850 hPa) wind speeds range from dark blue (10 miles per hour) to light purple (100 miles per hour).
Duration: 1.4 minutes
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  Download KEYNOTE   329 MB
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Legend for near-surface (850mb) winds animation.
   Legend for near-surface (850mb) winds animation.

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This simulation runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31, 2012, highlighting Hurricane Sandy's near-surface (850 hPa) winds.    This simulation runs from Oct. 26 to Oct. 31, 2012, highlighting Hurricane Sandy's near-surface (850 hPa) winds.
Duration: 43.5 seconds
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Sea level pressure, wind speeds, and accumulated rainfall from a GEOS-5 28-km simulation versus National Hurricane Center (NHC) observations.    Sea level pressure, wind speeds, and accumulated rainfall from a GEOS-5 28-km simulation versus National Hurricane Center (NHC) observations.

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Sea level pressure, wind speeds, and accumulated rainfall from a GEOS-5 7-km simulation versus National Hurricane Center (NHC) observations.    Sea level pressure, wind speeds, and accumulated rainfall from a GEOS-5 7-km simulation versus National Hurricane Center (NHC) observations.

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Accumulated rainfall from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, a GEOS-5 7-km simulation, and a GEOS-5 28-km simulation.    Accumulated rainfall from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite, a GEOS-5 7-km simulation, and a GEOS-5 28-km simulation.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?30019
Animation Number:30019
Completed:2012-11-07
Animator:William Putman (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientist:William Putman (NASA/GSFC)
Series:Hyperwall
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Presentation
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