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Superstorm animation charts Sandy's path of destruction

posted 6 Nov 2012, 07:51 by Mpelembe   [ updated 6 Nov 2012, 07:54 ]

Researchers at the University of Delaware have produced new animation showing the explosive development of Hurricane Sandy as it moved on its path of destruction from the Caribbean to the northeast United States.

USA-SUPERSTORM ANIMATION -The images of Hurricane Sandy's development and slow track northward were produced at the University of Delaware.

More than 800 infrared images taken by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite which constantly monitors the continental US, were stitched together to form one animated sequence.

The animation represents the period from October 22 to October 31 as Sandy grew and combined with an upper-level jet stream to form one of the most destructive weather systems ever to hit the northeastern United States