Hurricane Bertha is approaching the U.S. eastern seaboard on July 10, 1996. Cuba and Jamaica are in the foreground. Bertha would make landfall on July 12 near Wilmington, NC.

This image was derived from the visible, near and thermal IR bands from the AVHRR aboard the NOAA-14 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 86° from horizontal. The date of this scene is July 10, 1996 at 17:57 UTC.

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