TRMM Flyby of Tropical Cyclone Peta in the South Indian Ocean. (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a NASA TRMM satellite flyby of Tropical Cyclone Peta in the South Indian Ocean. TRMM revealed that rain was falling at a rate of up to 94 mm (~3.7 inches) per hour near the center of the developing tropical cyclone. A 3-D image constructed from TRMM's PR data showed that some intense storms had tops reaching above 16 km (~9.9 miles). Credit NASA/SSAI, Hal Pierce Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.