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NASA Satellites Watch Hurricane Sandy-2

NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of Hurricane Sandy, another weather front to the west and cold air coming down from Canada at 2:17pm EDT Oct. 29th. The hurricane center is the darkest purple area in the Atlantic just to the east of the New Jersey coast, reflecting Sandy’s areas of heaviest rainfall. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
NASA CloudSat image (top) of Hurricane Sandy as it moved up the U.S. East Coast on Oct. 27th and crossed over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream. The image shows a 3-D cross-section of the storm over the path traveled, from point A to point B. Red and purple areas indicate the largest amounts of cloud water or precipitation. The black-and-white image below, from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft, shows an aerial perspective of the storm and the CloudSat overpass. (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)