Hurricane Andrew is seen moving over the Gulf of Mexico in the afternoon of August 24, 1992 after having cut a destructive path through south Florida a few hours earlier. It would strike again two days later on the Louisiana coast.

This image was derived from the visible, near and thermal IR bands from the AVHRR aboard the NOAA-11 satellite. It was created by draping an RGB image over a digital elevation model (DEM) generated from cloud top temperatures. The DEM was derived from an inverted channel 4 band (thermal IR) while the RGB image was created using channel 4, channel 2 (near IR) , and channel 1 (visible). The perspective view represents an elevation of 89° from horizontal. The date of this scene is August 24, 1992 at 20:39 UTC.

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