Torrential Rains Over South America
Image courtesy of Hal Pierce, NASA Goddard Space
This image obtained from the TRMM-based multisatellite rainfall estimation technique shows an isolated but very intense region of
rainfall centered on the Parana River in Argentina, in the Sante Fe
province. All of the rain accumulated during two intense episodes of
thunderstorms on April 24-26. At least nine people have died in the
resulting flooding and 100,000 have been evacuated.
The Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM) satellite monitors
rainfall around the globe. For more information about the rain
accumulation map shown above, visit the TRMM website
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