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09 September 2011

NASA Sees 4 Tropical Cyclones in the Atlantic


Image: NASA (Click on image for larger view.)

There are four tropical cyclones or remnants plaguing the Atlantic Ocean basin today, Sept. 8, 2011, and one satellite has captured all four in one image: Katia, Lee, Maria and Nate.

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite monitors the Atlantic and eastern U.S. and took a stunning image of Hurricane Katia in the western Atlantic between Bermuda and the U.S. East coast; Tropical Storm Lee's remnants affecting the northeastern U.S.; Tropical Storm Maria in the central Atlantic; and newborn Tropical Storm Nate in the Bay of Campeche, Gulf of Mexico. The visible image was created by the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. For full updates, visit NASA's Hurricane page at www.nasa.gov/hurricane, also on Facebook and Twitter: NASAHurricane.

Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center