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NASA Satellite Finds 16-km High Monsoon Storms Over Bay of Bengal

The GPM core observatory satellite passed over the Bay of Bengal on May 23, 2017 at 0251 UTC (May 22 at 10:51 p.m. EDT). GPM measured rain falling at a rate of over 108 millimeters or 4.3 inches per hour in some storms reaching heights above 16 km (9.9 miles). Credits: NASA/JAXA, Hal Pierce

Storms associated with the advancing monsoon in the Northern Indian Ocean’s Bay of Bengal were detected by NASA with the GPM or Global Precipitation Measurement mission core satellite that passed over the Bay on May 23, 2017 at 0251 UTC. GPM is a joint satellite mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA. The GPM core observatory satellite ...

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