Satellite sees remnants of former Tropical Storm Daniel

Jul 12, 2012
This GOES-15 image from July 12, 2012 shows the remnants of former tropical storm Daniel heading toward Hawaii, followed by Hurricane Emilia to the east, and further east is Tropical Storm Fabio. Credit: Credit: NASA GOES Project

Daniel is no longer a tropical storm, and has weakened to a remnant low pressure system, but its circulation is still visible on satellite imagery today, July 12 as it moves south of Hawaii.

A from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite on July 12, 2012 shows the circulation of Daniel's remnants heading toward Hawaii, followed by Hurricane Emilia to the east, and further east is Tropical Storm Fabio. Daniel's remnants appear as a ghost-like swirl of clouds in comparison to the organized and bright white clouds in powerful Hurricane Emilia.

The image was created by the NASA GOES Project, located at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. NASA's GOES Project uses data from the and creates images and animations. At that time it was still about 800 miles east-southeast of Hilo, Hawaii.

Daniel's remnants are forecast to pass to the south of Hawaii and will not affect the state.

Explore further: The Albian Gap, salt rock, and a heated debate

Related Stories

NASA gets a cold stare from Emilia's eye

Jul 10, 2012

NASA's Aqua satellite got a cold stare from Emilia. Infrared satellite data revealed that cloud top temperatures around Hurricane Emilia's eye were bitter cold.

NASA analyzes twin hurricanes in the eastern Pacific

Jul 09, 2012

There are two hurricanes in the Eastern Pacific today, Daniel and Emilia. NASA's TRMM satellite passed over both storms in pinpointed the intensity of the rainfall within each storm, indicative of their power. ...

Recommended for you

The Albian Gap, salt rock, and a heated debate

4 hours ago

Salt rock behaves as a fluid and can play a pivotal role in the large-scale, long-term collapse of the world's continental margins. However, the precise way in which this occurs is laced in controversy; nowhere ...

Satellites catch the birth of two volcanic islands

14 hours ago

The birth of a volcanic island is a potent and beautiful reminder of our dynamic planet's ability to make new land. Given the destruction we've seen following natural events like earthquakes and tsunamis in t ...

Uncovering diversity in an invisible ocean world

15 hours ago

Plankton are vital to life on Earth—they absorb carbon dioxide, generate nearly half of the oxygen we breathe, break down waste, and are a cornerstone of the marine food chain. Now, new research indicates ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.