Figure 2 The average "along track" SST cooling observed for 23 Atlantic hurricanes between 1975-2002 (red line). In this diagram Delta SST = ambient SST ahead of the storm minus inner-core SST. Standard deviation estimates (vertical blue lines) are also given. Delta SST is measured in °C and distance is measured in degrees latitude (111 km, 60 nmi) from the storm center. Negative radial distance indicates observations that were obtained in either the right rear or left rear quadrant of the storm.

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