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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:24 PM


Our Wet Wide World

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a "core" satellite carrying advanced instruments that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. The data they provide will be used to unify precipitation measurements made by an international network of partner satellites to quantify when, where, and how much it rains or snows around the world.

The GPM mission will help advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters, and extend current capabilities of using satellite precipitation information to directly benefit society.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:02 PM

I hope there is more rain in the forecast here for this year than last.






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