Viewing tropical storms and other natural disasters from space

Australia receives an average of 13 cyclones a year, while the US might see up to 20. Every one of these destructive storms varies in their life cycles, intensity, movement, size and impacts such as winds, storm surges and flooding. It can be hard to see the differences between them from the ground, but when viewed from a high vantage point, such as the International Space Station, their unique characteristics are revealed. You will find more images on our Facebook page.

Eye wall of the storm

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Hurricane Isabel was the deadliest storm of the 2003 Atlantic hurricane season. This image was taken from the International Space Station as it approached the eastern seaboard of the United States, and the eye, eyewall and rainbands can be clearly seen. Image: NASA

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