Hurricane Gloria gathers momentum in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida on September 25, 1985 before making her march up the U.S. eastern seaboard. She would brush over Cape Hatteras and make landfall on Long Island, NY on September 27.

This image was derived from the visible, near and thermal IR bands from the AVHRR aboard the NOAA-9 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 87° from horizontal. The date of this scene is September 25, 1985 at 19:44 UTC.


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