Detail View: NASA Johnson Space Center Collection: Tropical Storm near Bermuda

Title: 
Tropical Storm near Bermuda
Description: 
This unnamed tropical storm near Bermuda (26.5N, 59.5W) was the result of a strong mid-latitude low pressure system that formed over the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras. It rapidly developed into a spiral gyre with internal wind speeds of up to 50 knots and whipped up the sea surface with swells of 15 to 20 feet creating dangerous boating conditions. These sub-hurricane storms are frequent occurances in this region during the fall, winter and spring.
Date Taken: 
1992-05-16
Program: 
Shuttle
Mission: 
STS-049
Subject Terms: 
(FROM
facet_what: 
Earth
facet_where: 
Bermuda
Photo ID: 
STS049-100-068
Film Type: 
70mm
UID: 
SPD-JSC-STS049-100-068
original url: 
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