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NASA finding Harvey's strongest storms

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center


IMAGE: This infrared image of Tropical Storm Harvey occurred at the same hour of landfall in southwestern Louisiana. The AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image on Aug. 30... view more 

Credit: Credits: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen

Infrared data provides temperature information and the highest, coldest cloud tops in tropical cyclones indicate where the strongest storms are located. NASA's AIRS instrument provides that critical temperature information and captured an image of Harvey within the hour of its landfall in southwestern Louisiana. Harvey made landfall just west of Cameron, Louisiana at 4 a.m. CDT, Aug. 30.


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