Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: TRMM satellite flew over tropical cyclone Madi in the Bay of Bengal on Dec. 11, 2013 at 1034 UTC and found some cloud tops of strong storms were reaching extremely high altitudes greater than 19km/~11.8 miles.
Credit: Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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