The View from Space: Data Visualizations of Hurricane Katrina

  • Released Wednesday, August 5th, 2015


In the last week of August 2005, what had originated as a disturbance off the western coast of Africa transformed into a devastating storm, ravaging the southern United States.

Water consumed the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, submerging chunks of Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

NASA’s satellites watched the devastation from overhead, sending down a deluge of data that scientists would study for years to come.

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