ASA's Aqua satellite passed over tropical storm Mawar on May 31 at 1705 UTC. The reflection showed enhanced deep convection packaging into its low-level circulation center. Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead, facts from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) gathered infrared data.
The infrared tool on NASA's Aqua satellite captured temperature data on Tropical Storm Mawar in the western North Pacific Sea and showed that the cloud top temperatures were growing colder. The AIRS descriptions demonstrate the heat of the cloud tops or the surface of the Earth in cloud-free regions. By June 4, Mawar is predicting to reach storm power with maximum sustained winds near 85 knots (98 mph/157.4 kph) before deteriorating