Hurricane Illustration - A simulated three-dimensional model depicting the view of a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico

Hurricane

A simulated three-dimensional model depicting the view of a hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico.

The central part of the weather system.

The central part of the weather system.

A part of the formation's outer region.

A part of the formation's outer region.

Hurricane

This model was produced to provide an overview of the typical structure of a hurricane. The emphasis was to focus attention upon the overall scale of a meteorological system of this type.

Although this is a generic model, as opposed to an accurate representation of a real-life event, data pertaining to the structure of the cloud formations was based upon images of October 2002's Hurricane Lili.

The satellite data relating to the cloud formations was used to generate a 'height map'. This formed the basis of the three-dimensional representation.

Data from the following sources were used in the compilation of this model: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory; NASA Visible Earth; SRTM30: NASA/USGS.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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