GPM Views Intensifying Tropical Storm Nanmadol

The GPM core observatory satellite flew above tropical storm NANMADOL on July 2, 2017 at 2306 UTC. The intensifying tropical storm was located just northeast of Taiwan and had maximum winds estimated at 45 kts (51.8 mph). The GPM Core Observatory carries the first space-borne Ku/Ka-band Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) and a multi-channel GPM Microwave Imager (GMI). Rainfall within NANMADOL was derived from data collected by GPM's GMI and DPR instruments. Those data indicated that rain was falling at a rate of greater that 184 mm (7.2 inches) per in powerful storms northeast of the