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NASA’s GPM Finds Heavy Rain and Towering Storms in Gita

February 12, 2018 4:05 pm Categorised in:

On Feb. 8, rainfall in Gita measured by GPM’s radar was falling at a rate of over 64 mm (2.5 inches) per hour. Downpours northeast of Samoa was found falling at a rate of greater than 224 mm (8.8 inches) per hour. On Feb. 8, a 3-D image created with GPM satellite data showed tallest storm tops were located in Gita’s forming eye wall. Storm tops in a storm located north of Gita’s center of circulation were reaching heights above 15 km (9.3 miles). Credit: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce