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Hurricane Sandy

Comparing the Winds of Sandy and Katrina
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Comparing the Winds of Sandy and Katrina

Sandy’s evolution from a tropical to extratropical cyclone caused the storm’s wind field to expand.

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A Changed Coastline in Jersey
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A Changed Coastline in Jersey

Hurricane Sandy cut a new channel and wiped out houses in the town of Mantoloking, New Jersey.

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Blackout in New Jersey and New York
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Blackout in New Jersey and New York

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, densely populated areas of the U.S. East Coast sat in the dark.

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Sediment from Hurricane Sandy
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Sediment from Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy churned up sediment along the continental shelf as it passed Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

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A View Inside Sandy
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A View Inside Sandy

Cloudsat’s radar captured a unique view of Sandy's internal cloud structure.

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Sandy Remnants Move Inland
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Sandy Remnants Move Inland

Remnants of Sandy moved inland on the evening of October 31, 2012.

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Sandy after Landfall
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Sandy after Landfall

Acquired October 30, 2012, this nighttime image shows Sandy after the storm made landfall.

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Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy

Acquired October 29, 2012, this natural-color image shows Hurricane Sandy approaching the U.S. East Coast shortly before making landfall.

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Hurricane Sandy Shortly Before Landfall
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Hurricane Sandy Shortly Before Landfall

NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color view of the storm just before it hit New Jersey.

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Overnight View of Hurricane Sandy
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Overnight View of Hurricane Sandy

Special sensors on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this view of the storm and the East Coast.

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Overnight View of Hurricane Sandy
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Overnight View of Hurricane Sandy

Special sensors on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this view of the storm and the East Coast of the United States as lit by moonlight.

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GOES View of Hurricane Sandy
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GOES View of Hurricane Sandy

A U.S. geostationary weather satellite captured this image of the storm on the afternoon of October 28, 2012.

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The Length of Hurricane Sandy
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The Length of Hurricane Sandy

The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this afternoon view of the dangerous storm.

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Hurricane Sandy off the Carolinas
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Hurricane Sandy off the Carolinas

As the U.S. East Coast prepared for landfall of the potent storm, Sandy churned up the Atlantic Ocean along the Gulf Stream.

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Hurricane Sandy Super Rapid Scan
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Hurricane Sandy Super Rapid Scan

Time-lapse animation of Hurricane Sandy from the vantage point of geostationary orbit.

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Hurricane Sandy at Night
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Hurricane Sandy at Night

This satellite image shows the cloud tops of Hurricane Sandy lit by a nearly full moon.

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Hurricane Sandy
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Hurricane Sandy

Acquired October 26, 2012, this natural-color image shows Hurricane Sandy east of Florida.

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Tropical Storm Sandy
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Tropical Storm Sandy

Acquired October 23, 2012, this image shows Tropical Storm Sandy over the Caribbean Sea.

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