Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: A 3-D analysis of Carlotta's vertical structure using TRMM data from June 13 showed several powerful storms taller above 15km (~9.3 miles). The tallest convective thunderstorm towers, reaching above 16km (~9.9 miles), are shown in the northwestern side of the developing tropical cyclone. The yellow, green and blue areas indicate light-to-moderate rainfall between 20 and 40 millimeters (.78 to 1.57 inches) per hour. The red area is considered heavy rainfall at 2 inches/50 mm per hour.
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: NASA Sees Intensifying Hurricane Carlotta Threatening Mexico