NASA Spots Four Tropical Storms in Atlantic Basin on Sept 8, 2011

NOAA satellite image of four tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean basin on 9/8/2011

This image shows four tropical storm systems in the Atlantic Ocean basin on September 8, 2011. In this arresting image you can see Maria, Katia, Nate, and Lee--all four storm systems--in one NOAA satellite image.

NASA provided information and data for each of these tropical storms on their Hurricanes and Tropical Cyclones website, a site designed to report the latest storm images and data from the agency. According to their recent post, the first and second week of September are known to be the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.  Learn about the science of predicting hurricanes