Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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
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