04 Aug '11, 11pm

Hurricane Eugene [image] #NASA

Hurricane Eugene [image] #NASA

Hurricane Eugene was near its maximum intensity when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite acquired this image at 2:10 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 3, 2011. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm had just become a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 220 kilometers per hour (140 miles per hour). In this image, the powerful Eugene has a distinct, clear eye surrounded by a well-defined eyewall. The tall clouds in the eyewall cast a dark shadow around the eye. A tiny eddy is embedded in the right side of the eye. This swirl is a mesovortex, an area of turbulent, circulating air inside a larger storm. Mesovortices can enhance pockets of wind in the larger storm, and in hurricanes may play a role in intensification. The National Hurricane Center reported mesovortices inside Eugene’s eye around the time of this...

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Green: Hurricane Season Is Looking More Serious

green.blogs.nytimes.com 04 Aug '11, 10pm

Michael Stravato for The New York Times Police officers looking for bodies after Hurricane Ike passed through Crystal Beac...

Hurricane Season Is Looking More Serious

green.blogs.nytimes.com 04 Aug '11, 10pm

Michael Stravato for The New York Times Police officers looking for bodies after Hurricane Ike passed through Crystal Beac...

Typhoon Muifa [image] #NASA

Typhoon Muifa [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 04 Aug '11, 5pm

Muifa first formed as a tropical depression over the western Pacific Ocean on July 25, 2011. It strengthened to a tropical...

Flooding in the Missouri Basin [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 Aug '11, 9pm

The Missouri River remained swollen through parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas in early August 2011. The Modera...

Volcanic Acitivity at Krakatau [image] #NASA

Volcanic Acitivity at Krakatau [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Aug '11, 7pm

Site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 19th Century, Anak Krakatau (also known as Krakatoa) has been intermi...