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Tropical Cyclone Laurence

Tropical Cyclone Laurence
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Tropical Cyclone Laurence

With a visible eye and tight bands of spiraling clouds, Cyclone Laurence was clearly a mature, well-developed cyclone when it went ashore over Western Australia for the second time, on December 21.

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Tropical Cyclone Laurence
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Tropical Cyclone Laurence

Tropical Cyclone Laurence had moved inland over Western Australia when this photo-like image was acquired on December 22, 2009.

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Tropical Cyclone Laurence
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Tropical Cyclone Laurence

This color-coded image shows rainfall and storm intensity for Tropical Cyclone Laurence on December 10–17, 2009. Darker hues indicate heavier rainfall and greater storm intensity.

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Tropical Cyclone Laurence
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Tropical Cyclone Laurence

Acquired December 16, 2009, this true-color image shows Tropical Cyclone Laurence spanning hundreds of kilometers over the Indian Ocean, just off the Australian coast.

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