TRMM Flyby of Kong-rey (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Loading video... Caption The TRMM satellite measured Tropical Storm Kong-Rey's rainfall at a rate of over 205mm/8 inches per hour in intense bands of rain over southwestern Taiwan on Aug. 28. TRMM showed that the tops of those powerful thunderstorms were often reaching heights above 16.5 km (~10.3 miles). Credit Image Credit: SSAI/NASA, 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.