The residual impact of Hurricane Sandy on the Gulf Stream

November 9th, 2012
MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product with overlay of RTG_SST High-Resolution model SST field

MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product with overlay of RTG_SST High-Resolution model SST field

An AWIPS image of the MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product on 09 November 2012 with an overlay of SST contours from the RTG_SST High-Resolution model valid about 6 hours later (above) showed the residual impact of Hurricane Sandy on the axis of the Gulf Stream, almost 2 weeks after Sandy moved through that area. There were large eddy perturbations seen in the axis of the Gulf Stream, and MODIS SST values of 80º F or higher (darker red color enhancement) that were not captured by the model analysis.

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