tropical cyclones

Tropical Cyclone Edilson Near Mauritius

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Tropical Cyclone Edilson Near Mauritius

Tropical Cyclone Edilson was passing close to the islands of Mauritius and Reunion, in the south Indian Ocean, when the TRMM satellite flew above on February 6, 2014 at 0332 UTC. Rainfall from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments is shown overlaid on an enhanced visible/infrared image from TRMM's Visible and InfraRed Scanner (VIRS).

Lecture: Finding Hot Towers in Hurricanes

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Owen Kelley, research scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,  discusses the science, the technology and the researcher who coined the term "hot tower" 50 years ago. During the past decade, NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite has been able to collect definitive statistics on the association of hot towers (towering thunderclouds) and hurricane intensification.


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