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In Images: Hurricane Season 2012

Tropical Storm Alberto

This image of Tropical Storm Alberto was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite on May 19.

(Image credit: NASA)

This image of Tropical Storm Alberto was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite on May 19.

Tropical Depression Beryl

Tropial Depression Beryl was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite after it made landfall over Florida on Monday, May 28, 2012.

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Tropial Depression Beryl was imaged by NASA's Terra satellite after it made landfall over Florida on Monday, May 28, 2012.

Hurricane Chris

Hurricane Chris satellite image

(Image credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project )

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.

Tropical Storm Debby

Tropical Storm Debby satellite image.

(Image credit: University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center.)

A satellite image from June 26 shows Tropical Storm Debby parked over Florida. The storm is deluging the state with rain.

Hurricane Ernesto Landfall

Hurricane Ernesto seen before landfall

(Image credit: NASA)

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.

Tropical Storm Florence

Remnants of Tropical Storm Florence

(Image credit: NASA GOES Project)

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

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(Image credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response Team)

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.

Hurricane Isaac

Photo of Hurricane Isaac from space from NASA's Terra satellite.

(Image credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team )

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.

Tropical Storm Joyce

Tropical Storm Joyce on Aug. 23.

(Image credit: University of Wisconsin Madison, Space Science and Engineering Center.)

An infrared/visible satellite image of Tropical Storm Joyce, captured around 9 a.m. ET, Aug. 23.

Tropical Storm Kirk (Atlantic Ocean)

Tropical Storm Kirk Looks More Like a Comet on NASA Infrared Imagery

(Image credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen )

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

Hurricane Leslie

(Image credit: NASA/NOAA)

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.