13 Sep '17, 8pm

Barbuda and Saint Barthélemy Browned by Irma https://t.co/1YUcWn7utT

After Hurricane Irma, satellite images indicated a widespread browning of many Caribbean islands in the storm’s destructive path. These natural-color images, captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite, show Barbuda (above) and Saint Barthélemy (below) before and after the storm. The views were acquired on August 27 and September 12, 2017. As noted in a story describing the same phenomenon in the Virgin Islands, there are a number of possible reasons for the browning. Lush green tropical vegetation can be ripped away by a storm’s strong winds, leaving the satellite with a view of more bare ground. Also, salt spray whipped up by the hurricane can coat and desiccate leaves while they are still on the trees.

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php...


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