TRMM 3-D Vertical Slice though the Center of System 94E (image) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.