Towers of heat
The space agency's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite can show hurricanes in color and three dimensions. In these two images, red indicates regions of the most significant rainfall. The spires, called "hot towers," suggest a powerful heat engine inside the storm, which signals its growth potential.
August 16, 2005 11:21 AM PDT
Photo by: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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