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The 2009 Atlantic hurricane season as seen from space
NASA teams up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create a time-lapse video of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season.
Mon, Jun 07, 2010 at 06:37 PM
I'm a big fan of time-lapse video. Sometimes it's the only way to watch something because our quick human perception of time is too quick to catch events that happen over days, weeks, months and years.
NASA combined satellite data with data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to create a video showing all of 2009's 11 tropical depressions, nine of which turned into tropical storms and three of those turned into hurricanes.
The damage wrought this hurricane season will be compounded by the millions of barrels of oil gushing into the Gulf. The weather will disrupt the drilling of the relief well and could drive oil far inland and into places that wouldn't otherwise be hit.
Here's some stories on MNN if you'd like to read more:
A tip of the hat to Matt C. for sending the time-lapse video my way.
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