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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

TRMM Catches Tomas' Heavy Rainfall from Space

Caption: The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite, also known as "TRMM" passed over powerful tropical cyclone Tomas near the International Dateline in the South Pacific on March 15 at 2123 UTC (5:23 p.m. EDT). TRMM detected very heavy rainfall of over 50 mm/hr (~2 inches) mainly in Tomas' southeastern quadrant.

Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce

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