From: NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center
Published September 15, 2017 01:23 PM

Satellite Sees Atlantic Tropical Depression 14 Forms off Africa's West Coast

NOAA’s GOES East satellite captured a visible image of the latest tropical cyclone to form in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean. Tropical Depression 14E formed, despite battling northerly wind shear.

On Sept. 15, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC), NOAA’s GOES East satellite captured this visible image of the Tropical Depression 14 off the coast of western Africa. The visible image showed curved bands of thunderstorms mostly south of the center. That’s because the storm is being affected by northerly vertical wind shear, pushing clouds and storms away from the center.

The NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland created an image. NOAA manages the GOES series of satellites and the NASA/NOAA GOES Project creates images and animations from the data.

Read more at NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center

Image: On Sept. 15, 2017 at 7:45 a.m. EDT (1145 UTC), NOAA’s GOES East satellite captured this visible image of the Tropical Depression 14 off the coast of western Africa.

Credits: NASA / NOAA GOES Project

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