Tropical Cyclones Tomas and Ului

Tropical Cyclones Tomas and Ului
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actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Two cyclones spun across the South Pacific Ocean on March 16, 2010. Cylone Ului was a weak Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 115 knots (213 kilometers per hour or 132 miles per hour), while Cyclone Tomas was a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 105 knots (195 km/hr or 121 mph). Both storms were weakening. While the storms may appear to be close together, more than two thousand kilometers separate their centers. The image captures an area 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) across. If you were to drape the image over a map of the United States, it would cover the entire country from east to west.

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