Typhoon Nangka

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Typhoon Nangka

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This false color Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) image from July 15, 2015 at 16:35 UTC (12:35 p.m. EDT) shows Typhoon Nangka as it was located just south of southeastern Japan. The coldest cloud tops are shown in purple and are associated with the strongest thunderstorms.

Click to read the feature article, "A Lesson in Infrared Light - Looking at Three Tropical Cyclones."

Image courtesy of Ed Olsen, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.