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Tropical Cyclone Kalunde

Tropical Cyclone Kalunde

Tropical Cyclone Kalunde peaked as a Category 5 cyclone on Sunday, March 8, 2003, and had weakened to a Category 3 storm as of Wednesday, March 12, with winds gusting up to 130 knots (150 miles per hour). This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image of Kalunde was acquired by the Terra satellite on March 12, 2003.

The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at MODIS? maximum spatial resolution of 250 meters.

Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC