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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA AIRS Instrument Sees Igor's Icy Cloudtops

Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared image of Hurricane Igor on Sept. 12 at 15:53 UTC (1:53 p.m. EDT). At that time it showed strong convection and powerful thunderstorms around its center (purple) with cold cloud top temperatures between -76F to -94 Fahrenheit! Igor's eye is also clearly seen in this infrared image.

Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen

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Related news release: Igor now a Category 4 hurricane with icy cloud tops and heavy rainfall

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