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Online 11.1: Infrared Satellite Imagery from 2 to 4 January 2002: Infrared satellite imagery shows the subtropical jetstream as it interacts with a surface cyclone.

Courtesy of Dept. Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Online 11.2: Rare April Nor'easter Strikes East Coast in 2007: Nor'easters are cyclones that impact the northeast coast of the United States. A nor'easter that developed unusually late in the winter season struck in mid-April and resulted in high winds, flooding due to heavy rainfall and high tides, and large snowfall totals in northern States. Impacts include disruption of travel, power outages to thousands of homes, and at least 18 fatalities. View animations of conditions during the storm.
Online 11.3: Infrared Satellite Imagery During the Superstorm of 1993: Enhanced IR satellite imagery of the Superstorm of 1993. Clouds develop along the Gulf Coast and migrate up the eastern seaboard.

Courtesy of Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Related Web Sites
WW2010 Summary of the Superstorm of 1993 Learn more about the Superstorm of March 1993 by reading about the storm history and examining surface maps and satellite imagery.
Sea Surface Temperature and Coastal Cyclones Access current and archived sea surface temperature data to see how warm ocean waters helps coastal cyclones intensify.

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