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Hurricanes: Science and Society
Image showing winds in Hurricane Ike. The strongest winds are in the right front quadrant.
Huuricane Ike winds
Hurricane Ike surface winds from the Quick Scatterometer (QuikSCAT) satellite in 2008. Colors represent intensity and arrows represent direction of the wind. Note that the wind scale tops out at 50knots (about 92 km/h or 57 mph). The QuikSCAT data is not reliable above 50knots.