NASA Infrared View of Typhoon Bopha's Cloud-Top Temperatures (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.