Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) images for June 29 show the crescent shape of the initial stage of the derecho as it gathered strength on the Michigan-Indiana-Ohio border and began its rapid eastward movement. The infrared image shows the high near-surface atmospheric temperatures blanketing the South and Midwest United States, approaching 98 F. AIRS is an instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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