Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's Aqua satellite's AIRS instrument captured this infrared view of Typhoon Bopha's cloud-top temperatures on Dec. 5 at 0517 UTC (12:17 a.m. EST) as it was exiting Palawan and moving into the South China Sea. The purple areas indicate bitterly cold cloud-top temperatures of 210 kelvin (-63C/-81F) and are areas of the strongest thunderstorms, with highest cloud tops, and heaviest rainfall.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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