This five-minute data visualization shows all 27 named storms of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, including sea surface temperature, clouds, storm tracks and storm strength.
Orange and red colors represent ocean temperatures at 82 degrees F or higher - the temperature required for hurricanes to form.
Temperature data is from the AMSR-E instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Global earth image is from NASA's Blue Marble MODIS data composite. NOAA provided the NCEP cloud composite, storm tracks and storm strength. This data visualization was produced by the Scientific Visualization Studio at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.