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Hurricane Tomas Just East of Cuba

20.2N 73.8W

November 6th, 2010 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Tomas (21L) - November 5th, 2010

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Track of TS 21L

As of 5 p.m. AST (2100 UTC) November 5, Hurricane Tomas was located within 15 nautical miles of 20.3°N 73.8°W, about 90 mi (145 km) east of Guantánamo, Cuba and about 70 mi (110 km) southwest of Great Inagua.

Maximum sustained winds are 65 knots (75 mph, 120 km/h), with stronger gusts. Minimum central pressure is 991 mbar (hPa; 29.26 InHg), and the system is moving northeast at 12 kt (14 mph, 22 km/h).

Hurricane force winds extend up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center of Tomas, and tropical storm force winds up to 140 miles (220 km) from the center.

Caribbean Islands Around Haiti

18.8N 73W

March 17th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

The focus of this image is the island of Hispaniola, which includes the countries of Haiti (western half) and the Dominican Republic (eastern half).

Several other Caribbean islands are also visible here, including the Turks and Caicos Islands (north of Haiti) and Great Inagua of the Bahamas (southwest of the Turks and Caicos). Upon opening the full image, Cuba can be seen to the left and the northern part Jamaica is visible along the bottom edge to the left.

Several visible islands belong to Haiti. Gonâve Island is situated in the Gulf of Gonâve by the west Haitian coast, between the Tiburón Peninsula (below) and the Nord-Ouest Department (above). Situated off the coast just north of the aforementioned department is Tortuga Island.

Vegetation Index of Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Other Caribbean Islands

18.9N 71.7W

March 3rd, 2010 Category: Vegetation Index

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

Haiti - February 23rd, 2010

This FAPAR image focuses on the countries of Haiti (west) and the Dominican Republic (east), sharing the island of Hispaniola. Visible to the north are Great Inagua, the third largest island in the Bahamas (closer to the left edge), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (further northeast of the former). Upon opening the full image, Cuba (center left) and Jamaica (bottom left) are visible as well.

Haiti and the Dominican Republic show a good vegetation index (green) along the northern coastal areas and the upper shore of the Tiburón Peninsula (lower left). Cuba also shows a good index along its mountainous southeastern coast. Jamaica is the only island that shows extensive areas of high photosynthetic activity (dark red), mostly towards its northern shores.