Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: TRMM is able to measure rainfall occurring in a storm from space. Rainfall is derived from TRMM's Microwave Imager and Precipitation Radar instruments. TRMM's PR instrument measured rain falling at the rate of over 55.46 mm (~2.2 inches) per hour a towering thunderstorm near Henriette's center.
Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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