Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: On Feb. 18-19 the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured these infrared images of the development of Tropical Storm Haruna. The area of strongest thunderstorms appear in purple, where cloud top temperatures were colder than -63F (-52C). The image on Feb. 19 shows that the band of thunderstorms east of the center became fragmented.
Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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