ENVIRONMENT
01/29/2013 05:21 pm ET

Research Spawns Stunning Hurricane Sandy Animations

Mel Shapiro, an atmospheric scientist who studies how tropical storms and hurricanes transition into powerful extratropical storm systems, recently produced a series of astonishing animated visualizations showing the inner workings of Sandy as the storm moved up the Eastern Seaboard and eventually made landfall on the evening of Oct. 29. 

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