June 27, 2012
Newborn Tropical Depression Doksuri In W. Pacific Spotted By NASA Satellite
Another tropical depression was born in the western North Pacific, and NASA's Terra satellite captured an infrared image of the newborn cyclone. Tropical depression Doksuri, known in the Philippines as Dindo, was born during the early hours of June 26, 2012 in the western North Pacific Ocean.
The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite as captured an infrared image of the newborn storm on June 26 at 0228 UTC. The image revealed higher thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Depression Doksuri that were casting shadows on the lower, less potent storms surrounding them. The bands of thunderstorms wrapping into the center of the circulation appear fragmented on infrared imagery. Satellite imagery also shows that the southwestern quadrant has a large area of strong convection (rising air that forms thunderstorms that make up the tropical cyclone) and thunderstorms.
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