Sandy’s CT Scan, and Other Vital Images

Owen Kelley, a research scientist at NASA Goddard, works with data from the TRMM satellite to image the insides of storms. TRMM looked into the eye of Sandy the day before it made landfall and saw something surprising. Satellites also took snapshots of Sandy. J. Marshall Shepherd, president-elect of the American Meteorological Society and the director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia, explains some of Sandy’s unusual features.

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NASA , Suomi NPP – VIIRS SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce, NOAA GOES Project Science team, Wind map: production of hint.fm Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg

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Flora Lichtman is host of The Adaptors podcast and former SciFri multimedia producer in New York, New York.