Tropical Storm Koppu

Tropical Storm Koppu

Tropical Storm Koppu was nearing landfall over southern China when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra captured this image on September 14, 2009. A thick disk of clouds, embedded with thunderstorms, arcs across the South China Sea. North of the storm, the spiraling bands of clouds appear to be disrupted by interaction with land.

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  • Data Date:

    September 14, 2009
  • Visualization Date:

    September 14, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration