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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: This animation shows rainfall and cloud heights of Tropical Storm Carlotta as seen from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite on June 13, 2012. 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. The tallest convective thunderstorm towers reach above 16km (~9.9 miles).
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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