AIRS Captures Polar Vortex Moving in Over US

Published: 6/02/2019
AIRS Captures Polar Vortex Moving in Over US
Source: WWW.TERRADAILY.COM

Pasadena CA (JPL) Feb 01, 2019 The U.S. Midwest has been gripped by the lowest temperatures it has seen in years. An unusually cold Arctic air mass, called a polar vortex, is responsible for the severe temperatures, which in many areas have plunged well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit (-18 degrees Celsius). NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard the Aqua satellite captured the po

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