Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: TRMM passed above the first tropical cyclone of 2012 as it was forming in the Arabian Sea on October 2012 at 11:13 a.m. EDT. TRMM saw that rain at the surface was falling at a rate of up to 41 mm/hour (~1.6 inches) and thunderstorms within were reaching heights of over 16 km (~9.9 miles).
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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