PIA09379: CloudSat Profiles Tropical Storm Andrea
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: CloudSat
Spacecraft: Aqua
CloudSat
Instrument: CloudSat Profiling Radar (CPR)
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)
Product Size: 864 x 1108 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Colorado State University
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CloudSat's Cloud Profiling Radar captured a profile across Tropical Storm Andrea on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, near the South Carolina/Georgia/Florida Atlantic coast. The upper image shows an infrared view of Tropical Storm Andrea from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, with CloudSat's ground track 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:
NASA/JPL/Colorado State University/Naval Research Laboratory-Monterey

Image Addition Date:
2007-05-10