Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Fun: Hurricane "Stadium Effect"

This high resolution photo (h/t Jeff Piotrowski) of Typhoon Halong's eye illustrates from above what -- from within the eye -- meteorologists call the "stadium effect." Imagine yourself flying in the middle of the eye (like Hurricane Hunters do). As you can see from the NOAA photo below, it looks like being in the middle of a football stadium.

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