Author Archives: Jorel Torres

Hurricane Florence

The hurricane season in the Atlantic has been quite inactive throughout the majority of the summer, until this past week. Currently there are three active hurricanes located in the eastern, central and western Atlantic Ocean, named Hurricane Helene, Isaac, and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Lane

Hurricane Lane is making headlines this week, as the storm approaches the Hawaiian islands. As of the latest National Hurricane Center (NHC) update (8 am HST, 23 August 2018), Lane is moving quite slow, with a northwest movement at ~ … Continue reading

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Hurricane Hector

Hurricane Hector has been a ‘Major Hurricane’ in the Central Pacific for the past week. At one point, the hurricane was nearly categorized as a Category 5 hurricane, however weakened, and is currently a Category 3 hurricane (i.e. ~120 mph … Continue reading

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Dust off the coast of Africa!

Earlier this morning, a large areal extent of dust advected off the coast of Africa. The new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration¬† – 20 (NOAA-20) satellite, launched into orbit back in November 2017, captured the dust via Day/Night Band (DNB) … Continue reading

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