Hurricane Pictures

For those interested in hurricane study, browse our collection of pictures of hurricanes from a satellite perspective. Hurricanes are large weather systems. On average, they are approximately 300 to 400 miles wide. It takes a satellite from space to capture the full scope of this magnificent and many times very dangerous tropical cyclone.

The first satellite images that were of any real use for tracking hurricanes were from the late 1960's. You will notice the technological advances in the quality of the images as you compare hurricane pictures from past decades to the present. GOES 16 and 17 now offers high quality imagery of hurricanes. Some of the more notable hurricanes of the past several decades are listed. They include Hurricane Camille, Hurricane Andrew, Hurricane Katrina and many more. Meteorologists study pictures of hurricanes by using the Dvorak technique. Hurricanes follow patterns of development that can be seen from a satellite image. These hurricane pictures can relate the developmental stage that the tropical storm or hurricane is undergoing. Other information such as Hurricane Hunter and radar data are also used to acertain hurricane structure and strength. The hurricane pictures that are shown are generally of hurricanes in a mature stage.
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