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Hurricane Irma Slams Barbuda

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The dramatic changes to the island caused by Irma, the strongest Atlantic hurricane on record, are shown in this pair of images from Landsat 8. Landsat uses shortwave-infrared, near-infrared, and green wavelengths to reveal those changes. The August 27 image shows healthy vegetation as bright green. In the September 12 image, that bright green appears washed out, the degraded vegetation after the storm.