NASA’s 3-D animation of Typhoon Conson’s heavy rainfall and strong thunderstorms


Imagine seeing a typhoon from space, and seeing it in three dimensions. That’s what the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite can do with any typhoon, and just did with Typhoon Conson. TRMM’s 3-D look…

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Scientists use high-energy particles from space to probe thunderstorms


Florida Institute of Technology researchers are trying to solve one of the great mysteries in nature: how thunderstorms make lightning. Because, in principle, lightning is a big spark it should behave like other sparks—like the…

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