From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Published August 1, 2017 05:31 PM

NASA Catches Formation of Tropical Depression 13W

The thirteenth tropical cyclone of the northwestern Pacific Ocean typhoon season has formed and NASA's Terra satellite obtained a visible-light image of the storm revealing that it's already battling wind shear.

On Aug. 1 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of newly formed Tropical Depression 13W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The storm appeared to be affected by vertical wind shear as a large area of clouds and showers were southeast of the center.

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Image: On Aug. 1 the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible-light image of newly formed Tropical Depression 13W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.  Credits: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

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