October 4, 2012
Fifteenth Atlantic Tropical Depression Born Seen By NASA
The fifteenth tropical depression of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season was born on Oct. 3 an NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of it as it came to be.
NASA's Terra satellite passed over newborn Tropical Depression 15 on Oct. 3 at 8:52 a.m. EDT in the central Atlantic Ocean and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured an image of the storm. Shortly after the image was created, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center looking at the MODIS and other satellite data determined that the low pressure area had become a depression.
The depression is expected to strengthen into Tropical Storm Oscar later on Oct. 3 or by Oct. 4 and move to the north and northeast. The National Hurricane Center does not expect Oscar to last very long because it is forecast to move into hostile atmospheric territory.