A look of ” Mathew Storm ” from NASA’s AIRs

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Tropical storm Matthew, as of now a Category 4 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, keeps on to bear down on the southeastern United States.  today, NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on board NASA’s Aqua satellite watched the storm as its eye was passing over the Bahamas.

The AIRS false-color infrared picture demonstrates that the upper east and southwest quadrants of the storm had the coldest cloud tops, meaning the areas of the storm where the most grounded precipitation was happening at the time. Information from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), another of AIRS’ suite of instruments, demonstrate that the upper east quadrant, which seems smaller in the infrared picture, likely had the most serious rain bands at the time.

The AIRS infrared picture shows that at the time of the image the storm had full dissemination, with a little eye encompassed by a thick eye wall.

(source: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news)

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People wade across a flooded street while Hurricane Matthew passes through Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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People wade across a flooded street while Hurricane Matthew passes through Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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A truck negotiates a road damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Petit Goave, Haiti, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. Rescue workers in Haiti struggled to reach cutoff towns and learn the full extent of the death and destruction caused by Hurricane Matthew as the storm began battering the Bahamas on Wednesday and triggered large-scale evacuations along the U.S. East Coast. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

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A boy amd a woman walk next to remains of houses destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016. The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overnight, destroying dozens of homes in Cuba's easternmost city, Baracoa, leaving hundreds of others damaged. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Destroyed houses are seen after Hurricane Matthew hit Jeremie, Haiti, October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSR4LP

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