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NOAA SATELLITE CAPTURES HOT SPOTS IN BAGHDAD

NOAA image of 'hot spots' in Baghdad, Iraq, taken March 23, 2003, at 12:58 p.m. EST.March 24, 2003 — A NOAA polar-orbiting satellite captured numerous hot spots in the capital of Iraq on Sunday night. The NOAA image shows the hot spots in white against a black background. The hot spots are associated with military strikes in the Iraqi capital. (Click NOAA image for larger view of 'hot spots' in Baghdad, Iraq, taken March 23, 2003, at 12:58 p.m. EST. Click here for image without annotations. Please credit “NOAA.)


This image was produced from data taken by the NOAA-17 satellite on March 23 at 12:58 p.m. EST (10:58 p.m. Iraq local time). The image measures 1024 x 1074 pixels with NOAA annotations. NOAA-17 is a polar-orbiting NOAA satellite, which flies at about 520 miles above the Earth in an almost north-south orbit.

NOAA image of sand storms in southern Iraq taken March 24, 2003, at 3:04 a.m. EST.A NOAA polar-orbiting satellite captured sand storms in southern Iraq on Monday. The NOAA satellite image shows large sand storms spread over a wide area of southern Iraq. (Click NOAA image for larger view of sand storms in southern Iraq taken March 24, 2003, at 3:04 a.m. EST. Click here for image without annotations. Please credit “NOAA.)

This image was produced from data taken by the NOAA-17 satellite on March 24 at 3:04 a.m. EST (11:04 a.m. Iraq local time). The image measures 957 x 906 pixels with NOAA annotations. NOAA-17 is a polar-orbiting NOAA satellite, which flies at about 520 miles above the Earth in an almost north-south orbit.

These images were processed by the NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery, part of NOAA Satellites and Information.

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