Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument onboard Aqua captured an infrared image of Tropical Storm Nadine on Sept. 12 at 0441 UTC (12:41 a.m. EDT). The image revealed that Nadine developed a signature comma shape. The AIRS image also showed that Nadine had a large area of strong thunderstorms surrounding the center of circulation and in a band south of the center, where cloud top temperatures exceeded the -63 Fahrenheit/-52 Celsius threshold, indicating strong thunderstorms with heavy rainfall.
Credit: Ed Olsen, NASA/JPL
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