CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea

CloudSat's Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, 9 May 2007, near the South Carolinal/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast. The upper image shows an infrared view of Tropical Storm Andrea from the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite, with CloudSat's ground track from 0718-0720 UTC (3:18-3:20 EDT) shown as a red line.

The lower image is the vertical cross section of radar reflectivity along this path, where the colors indicate the intensity of the reflected radar energy.

CloudSat orbits approximately one minute behind Aqua in a satellite formation known as the A-Train.

Image credit: Naval Research Laboratory-Monterey

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