Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: The TRMM 3-D vertical slice though the center of System 94E shows that convective towers within this area were reaching heights of over 15km (~9.3 miles). The energy released by heavy rainfall within these towers can hasten the birth of a tropical cyclone.
Credit: Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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