GPM Examines Tropical Depression Bonnie In The Carolinas JacobAdmin Tue, 05/31/2016
The GPM core observatory satellite had an excellent view of Tropical Depression Bonnie as it flew over the southeastern United States on May 29, 2016 at 2326 UTC (7:26 PM EDT). Rainfall was analyzed using data collected by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments. GPM's radar (DPR) showed rain falling at a rate of over 25.4 mm (1 inch) per hour in South Carolina. GPM's Radar (DPR Ku Band) was able to see through cloud cover in the tropical depression and show the vertical shape of rain within storms. The heights of storm tops were derived from
NASA Aids Response to Carolina Flooding
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