GPM Sees Tropical Cyclone Drenching Bangladesh
Bangladesh was already soaked by monsoon rainfall before recently formed tropical storm Komen started drenching the area. The GPM core observatory satellite collected data above the tropical cyclone on on July 30, 2015 at 0436 UTC ( 10:36 AM BDT). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) measured rain falling at the extreme rate of close to 150 mm (5.9 inches) per hour in powerful storms over the Bay Of Bengal.
A 3-D view of thunderstorm tops based on radar reflectivity day from GPM's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) is shown here. DPR (Ku band) radar data were used in this simulated cross section through storm tops associated with tropical storm Komen. Some of the thunderstorms in the intense feeder band over the Bay Of Bengal were measured by GPM's radar reaching heights above 15.9 km (9.9 miles).