File:HurricaneWilma20Oct2005.jpg

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Hurricane Wilma was a powerful Category 5 storm when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on October 19, 2005. Less than 24 hours before this image was taken, Wilma had rapidly grown into a record-breaking, powerful storm. Winds around the eyewall of the storm were raging at 280 kilometers per hour (175 miles per hour). Just hours before, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft measured a record-low air pressure of 882 millibars in the center of Hurricane Wilma, making it the most intense hurricane ever observed in the Atlantic basin. Wilma also broke records for the fastest development of a storm, going from tropical storm status to Category 5 hurricane in less than 24 hours.

The high-resolution image provided above has a spatial resolution of 250 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides this image at additional resolutions.

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Source http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=15703
Author NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team,Goddard Space Flight Center
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current19:00, 2 January 2010Thumbnail for version as of 19:00, 2 January 20105,600 × 7,200 (5.93 MB)Supportstorm (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 01:02, 12 August 2006
21:25, 29 December 2009Thumbnail for version as of 21:25, 29 December 20095,600 × 7,200 (5.92 MB)Supportstorm (talk | contribs)Wrong file. Sorry
21:21, 29 December 2009Thumbnail for version as of 21:21, 29 December 20095,600 × 7,200 (5.93 MB)Supportstorm (talk | contribs)Image Adjustment: Auto levels on contrast and color
01:02, 12 August 2006Thumbnail for version as of 01:02, 12 August 20065,600 × 7,200 (5.93 MB)Nilfanion (talk | contribs)higher res image
15:35, 20 October 2005Thumbnail for version as of 15:35, 20 October 20055,600 × 7,200 (3.96 MB)Holderca1~commonswiki (talk | contribs)Hurricane Wilma was a powerful Category 5 storm when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this image at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, on October 19, 2005. Less than 24 hours before this ima
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