Bigger Thunderstorms are Bringing More Rain to the Tropics - related image preview

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Bigger Thunderstorms are Bringing More Rain to the Tropics - related image preview

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Bigger Thunderstorms are Bringing More Rain to the Tropics - related image preview

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Bigger Thunderstorms are Bringing More Rain to the Tropics

New research says that rainfall is increasing in the tropics because large thunderstorms are occurring more frequently.


NASA Earth Observatory images by Jesse Allen, based on data provided by Jackson Tan (NASA/GSFC). Caption by Patrick Lynch.

Published March 26, 2015
Data acquired 1998 - 2009

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TRMM > MPA