Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite saw tropical storm Ernesto on Aug. 9, 2012, at 0656 UTC. This 3-D view of Ernesto's vertical structures shows some powerful convective storms near Ernesto's center were pushing to heights of over 16 kilometers (~9.94 miles).
Credit: NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce
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