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Disasters & Extreme Weather

A Dusty Tropical Storm Julia Captured by NASA


NASA has captured images of tropical storm Julia being buffeted by a massive dust cloud being swept west across the North Atlantic.

Captured on the 18th of September at 13:50 UTC (9:50 a.m. EDT) the large dust cloud can be easily seen off to Julia’s east (right hand) side. The image was taken by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on the Terra satellite.

Tropical Storm Julia is also dealing with constant wind shear created by the massive Hurricane Igor far to her west, and could be consumed by the larger hurricane in the coming days as Julia weakens.

Source: NASA
Image Source: NASA Goddard/MODIS Rapid Response Team




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