IMAGE OF THE DAY: NASA Satellite Captures Four Western Hemisphere Tropical Storms From Space
By Space Coast Daily // September 6, 2019
Data for the simulated natural-color image were acquired with the Advanced Baseline Imager
(NASA) – On Sept. 4, 2019, a loose chain of tropical cyclones lined up across the Western Hemisphere. At the time of the above image at 1:10 p.m. EDT, Hurricane Juliette in the East Pacific and Hurricane Dorian in the Atlantic were both category 2 storms.
Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Fernand packed sustained winds of 45 mph and had just recently made landfall over northeastern Mexico.
Gabrielle strengthened into a tropical storm on September 4 over the eastern Atlantic and had sustained winds of 50 mph around the time of this image.
Data for the simulated natural-color image were acquired with the Advanced Baseline Imager on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 16. GOES-16 is operated by NOAA; NASA helps develop and launch the GOES series of satellites.
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