NASA's TRMM satellite saw heavy rainfall in supercell that spawned Joplin, Missouri tornado

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 13:30 in Earth & Climate

On Sunday May 22, 2011, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite captured an image of the rainfall rate in the supercell thunderstorm that generated the deadly twister that struck Joplin, Missouri.

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