Thunderstorms over Brazil
March 16, 2003
This photograph, acquired in February 1984 by an astronaut aboard the space shuttle, shows a series of mature thunderstorms located near the Parana River in southern Brazil. With abundant warm temperatures and moisture-laden air in this part of Brazil, large thunderstorms are commonplace. A number of overshooting tops and anvil clouds are visible at the tops of the clouds.
Topics: Weather, Meteorology, Atmospheric sciences, Brazil, Overshooting top, Clouds, Storm, Thunderstorm, Cumulonimbus cloud