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Hurricane Wilma MODIS Close-Up

The Terra/MODIS and NOAA/GOES instruments captured this view of Hurricane Wilma on October 19, 2005 at 1640Z. At this time, Hurricane Wilma had a record minimum central pressure of 882 millibars and sustained winds of 150 knots (172 mph). Hurricane Wilma is the strongest, most intense Atlantic Hurricane in terms of barometric pressure and the most rapidly strengthening Atlantic storm on record.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Jacques Descloitres (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Hurricane Wilma

DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Meteorological Hazards
GCMD >> Location >> Gulf Of Mexico
SVS >> Hurricane Rita
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version