MODIS Captures Thunderstorms in Southwest

MODIS 6.7 micrometer water vapor imagery on September 14, 2011 @2012UTC.

This high resolution MODIS mid-tropospheric water vapor image captures intense thunderstorms over Arizona and New Mexico on September 14, 2011. Clouds associated with the intense storms are observed in the dry unstable mid-tropospheric air indicated by the dark region in the MODIS water vapor imagery.

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