This image of Tropical Storm Alberto was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite on May 19.
Tropial Depression Beryl was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite after it made landfall over Florida on Monday, May 28, 2012.
This image of Hurricane Chris, the first hurricane of the 2012 season, was captured by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on June 21when Chris was over the North Atlantic Ocean.
A satellite image from June 26 shows Tropical Storm Debby parked over Florida. The storm is deluging the state with rain.
NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Hurricane Ernesto just before it made landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula on the night of Aug. 7, 2012.
This visible image of the remnants of post-tropical storm Florence was captured from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on August 7, 2012 at 1445 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT).
Tropical Storm Gordon captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite on Aug. 20 at 8:20 a.m. EDT, before it transitioned into a post-tropical storm.
The MODIS instrument on NASA's Terra satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Isaac as it approached Louisiana on Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. EDT.
An infrared/visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Joyce, captured around 9 a.m. ET, Aug. 23.
On Aug. 29, 2012 the AIRS instrument on Aqua captured infrared data on Tropical Storm Kirk's clouds. Cloud top temperatures were colder (purple) than
Hurricane Leslie swirls over the Atlantic Ocean in this GOES-13 satellite image taken at 2:45 p.m. EDT on Sept. 5, 2012, just after it became a hurricane.
This stunning visible image of Hurricane Michael was taken by the MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite on Sept. 6 at 12:20 p.m. EDT. Michael's eye is so clear that the ocean surface is visible through it.
This visible image of Tropical Storm Nadine was captured by NOAA's GOES-13 satellite at 1445 UTC (10:45 a.m. EDT) on Sept. 12, 2012. The image shows that Nadine is developing a central dense overcast and bands of thunderstorms all around the storm.
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Oscar on Oct. 4, 2012, at 9:35 a.m. EDT (1335 UTC) when the bulk of Oscar's clouds and showers were southeast of the center of circulation as a result of northwesterly wind shear.
Tropical Storm Rafael is seen here northeast of Puerto Rico, as captured by NASA's Aqua satellite on Oct. 14, 2012.
NOAA's GOES East satellite snapped this image of Hurricane Sandy at 10:45 a.m. EDT (1445 UTC) on Oct. 24, 2012, as it was headed for landfall on Jamaica.
NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured an image of Tony on Oct. 24 at 7:45 a.m. EDT that revealed that Tony is relatively small as it moves through the central Atlantic.