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Water Cloud Thunderstorm

A convective thunderstorm northwest of Jupiterís Great Red Spot is shown in this false-color image. The white area in the center is a tall, thick cloud higher than most of the surrounding clouds. Most of the wisps and features are thick and thin ammonia clouds, forming at a pressure just less than Earth's sea level pressure. The red base of this thunderstorm is a water cloud. The blue and green areas depict higher clouds, while the red areas show deep clouds as well as those higher in the atmosphere.

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