NASA's TRMM Satellite Catches 3-D Flyby of Tropical Storm Bopha (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Loading video... Caption On Nov. 27, 2012, NASA's TRMM satellite revealed that rain in Tropical Storm Bopha was falling at a rate of over 70mm/hour (about 1.75 inches) in the red areas. TRMM showed that powerful storms in the area of the developing eye wall were reaching to heights of about 17km (~10.6 miles). Credit NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce Usage Restrictions None 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.