Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: NASA's TRMM satellite passed over TD08W on July 3 at 4:51 a.m. EDT and captured rainfall data on the storm. Some thunderstorms were as high as 15 km (9.3 miles) indicating they were "hot towers."
Credit: Image Credit: SSAI/NASA, Hal Pierce
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