The 2011 hurricane season officially starts today. I ran across this photo from a hurricane hunter flight and wanted to bring it to you. The brave crews of these flights describe the view inside the eyewall as similar to what one would see in a stadium. I believe this photo, from Hurricane Katrina, illustrates it well.
|NOAA photo via Wikipedia|
You can better picture the crew’s perspective while in the eye with this simulated view of Katrina from space using this weather satellite image.
We owe a lot to the hurricane hunters. Without them, our forecasts and warnings would be much less accurate.