NASA’s new CloudSat satellite takes cross-section images of cloud interiors, allowing researchers to see cloud formations in 3D. The images are essentially transects rather than maps, but can supplement and inform weather-related satellite imagery the same way as ground radar can. The image above is from a warm front over the Norwegian Sea on May 20 — the first image it took. Details (and more images) from Live Science (via Very Spatial) and CNet.