Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared imagery of Tropical Storm Sandy on Oct. 23 at 2:47 p.m. EDT that showed the strongest thunderstorms (purple) surrounded the center of circulation. Those thunderstorms are reaching high into the troposphere where cloud top temperatures are as cold as -63 Fahrenheit (-52 Celsius).
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: NASA sees Tropical Storm Sandy approaching Jamaica