Tornado paths in satellite imagery

A number of severe thunderstorms have swept through the SE US recently. Some storms generated tornadoes that were truly devastating. The news channels have many photos of the ground destruction. We can see the path of the storms in satellite images. Here is a link to one of those images.

A comparison of 250-meter resolution image from a NASA MODIS instrument at 0.65 µm and 0.87 µm visible channel images centered on Tuscaloosa, Alabama on 28 April 2011 showed signatures of a few of the larger and longer tornado damage paths from the historic tornado outbreak (SPC storm reports) that occurred on 27 April 2011. The yellow arrows point to some of the paths.

Here is a link to an animation between the two channelsMODIS Image of Tornado Paths on 28 April 2011: NASA Satellite image see tornado path
MODIS Image of Tornado Paths on 28 April 2011: NASA Satellite image see tornado pathCourtesy CIMSS UW-Madison


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Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

You are awesome. Keep up the good work.

posted on Mon, 05/09/2011 - 12:55pm
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title says:


posted on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 6:31pm
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posted on Tue, 05/24/2011 - 10:40am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

That's really interesting.

posted on Fri, 07/15/2011 - 2:37pm
jonathan nelson's picture
jonathan nelson says:

this is so insane

posted on Fri, 11/18/2011 - 1:41pm
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````anonomus says:

that is such a bad tornado one of my biggest neatural disaster fears

posted on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 6:36pm
AA<'s picture
AA< says:

yeah i agree i am scared of tornadoes no matter what becuse when i was 4 hurrican katrina hit and i got scared from that day on

posted on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 3:40pm
olivia orthaus's picture
olivia orthaus says:

tornados are so big and scary.Ihate um

posted on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 2:53pm
McKenzie's picture
McKenzie says:

I find this very interesting and helpful

posted on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 1:27pm
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swagg master says:

tornados are scary to me i hope my home never gets touched by a tornado :O

posted on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 1:02pm
Chris is awesome's picture
Chris is awesome says:

Tornadoes kill. Watch out! Most are pretty weak but some can do devestating damage!

posted on Sat, 07/26/2014 - 3:39pm
dr.awsome's picture
dr.awsome says:

most don't.but some are masseve!

posted on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:37pm
kevon.j's picture
kevon.j says:

torndo are very fast

posted on Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20pm
echotmely's picture
echotmely says:

Interesting topic! Nature can be more agressive than most people might think!

posted on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:05pm
aria's picture
aria says:

Tornados suck things up.
run away from tornados because you can get sucked up

posted on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:59pm

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