Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The AIRS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this infrared image System 93L was strengthening into tropical depression 8, and before it became Tropical Storm Gordon. The image was taken on Aug. 15 at 12:53 p.m. EDT, and shows strong bands of thunderstorms (purple) to the north and west of the center of circulation, indicating strengthening.
Credit: NASA/JPL, Ed Olsen
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