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Global Precipitation Measurement

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is an international network of satellites that provide the next-generation global observations of rain and snow. Building upon the success of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), the GPM concept centers on the deployment of a "Core" satellite carrying an advanced radar / radiometer system to measure precipitation from space and serve as a reference standard to unify precipitation measurements from a constellation of research and operational satellites. Through improved measurements of precipitation globally, the GPM mission will help to advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycle, improve forecasting of extreme events that cause natural hazards and disasters, and extend current capabilities in using accurate and timely information of precipitation to directly benefit society. GPM, initiated by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as a global successor to TRMM, comprises a consortium of international space agencies, including the Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), and others. The GPM Core Observatory launched from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, at 1:37 PM EST on February 27, 2014.

For more information and resources please visit the Precipitation Measurement Missions web site.

Storms

Visualizations based on data from observed storms, including snow storms, hurricanes, and typhoons.
link to gallery item Hurricane Gonzalo
Hurricane Gonzalo
link to gallery item Typhoon Phanfone
Typhoon Phanfone
link to gallery item Typhoon Vongfong
Typhoon Vongfong
link to gallery item Hurricane Odile
Hurricane Odile
link to gallery item East Coast Snow Storm
East Coast Snow Storm
link to gallery item Dissecting Hurricane Arthur
Dissecting Hurricane Arthur
link to gallery item Constellation View of Snow Storm
Constellation View of Snow Storm

Data Visualizations

Animated sequences based on actual data and/or simulations.
link to gallery item GMI First Light
GMI First Light
link to gallery item DPR First Light
DPR First Light
link to gallery item TRMM Global Rainfall
TRMM Global Rainfall
link to gallery item Earth Observing Fleet
Earth Observing Fleet
link to gallery item 3D Mowhawk
3D Mowhawk
link to gallery item GPM Constellation
GPM Constellation
link to gallery item DC-8 Flight Path for GCPEx
DC-8 Flight Path for GCPEx

Animations

Conceptual and illustrative animations of GPM instruments and science concepts.
link to gallery item Beauty Pass
Beauty Pass
link to gallery item Launch and Deploy
Launch and Deploy
link to gallery item Instrument Animations
Instrument Animations

Edited Features

Produced web shorts on science topics, engineering features, and team member profiles.
link to gallery item Scanning a Snow Storm
Scanning a Snow Storm
link to gallery item The Data Downpour
The Data Downpour
link to gallery item Show Me the Water
Show Me the Water
link to gallery item GPM's Stormy New View
GPM's Stormy New View
link to gallery item Meet the Team
Meet the Team
link to gallery item GPM Arrives in Japan
GPM Arrives in Japan
link to gallery item Engineering the Core Observatory
Engineering the Core Observatory
link to gallery item Anatomy of a Raindrop
Anatomy of a Raindrop
link to gallery item Zebra Crossing
Zebra Crossing
link to gallery item Faces of GPM: Engineers
Faces of GPM: Engineers
link to gallery item Applications: Too Much, Too Little
Applications: Too Much, Too Little
link to gallery item For Good Measure
For Good Measure
link to gallery item Our Wet Wide World
Our Wet Wide World
link to gallery item Faces of GPM: Steve Nesbitt
Faces of GPM: Steve Nesbitt
link to gallery item GPM Enters TVAC
GPM Enters TVAC
link to gallery item The Reign of Rain
The Reign of Rain
link to gallery item Faces of GPM: Dalia Kirschbaum
Faces of GPM: Dalia Kirschbaum
link to gallery item Applications: Tropical Cyclones
Applications: Tropical Cyclones
link to gallery item The Fresh(water) Connection
The Fresh(water) Connection
link to gallery item JAXA's DPR Arrives at Goddard
JAXA's DPR Arrives at Goddard
link to gallery item Wrapping Up Cold Season Campaign
Wrapping Up Cold Season Campaign
link to gallery item What We Don't Know About Snow
What We Don't Know About Snow

Launch Coverage

GPM launched at 1:37 PM EST on February 27, 2014, from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan.
link to gallery item GPM Launch from Japan
GPM Launch from Japan
link to gallery item Live Launch Coverage
Live Launch Coverage
link to gallery item Launch Video File
Launch Video File
link to gallery item Postlaunch Briefing from Japan
Postlaunch Briefing from Japan
link to gallery item Launch Live Shot Campaign
Launch Live Shot Campaign
link to gallery item Launch Coverage Promo
Launch Coverage Promo

Countdown to Launch

Short videos highlighting major steps along the way from Goddard Space Flight Center, Md., to launch from Tanegashima Island, Japan.
link to gallery item Waiting for Launch
Waiting for Launch
link to gallery item GPM's Last Stop Before Orbit
GPM's Last Stop Before Orbit
link to gallery item Greetings from Minamitane!
Greetings from Minamitane!
link to gallery item Fairing Encapsulation
Fairing Encapsulation
link to gallery item Arriving in Japan
Arriving in Japan
link to gallery item GPM Ships Out
GPM Ships Out

Raw Media for Broadcast

HD broadcast-quality footage of the GPM Core spacecraft in various stages of integration and testing, as well as the shipping of the spacecraft to Japan in preparation for launch.
link to gallery item TRMM b-roll
TRMM b-roll
link to gallery item GPM Arrives in Japan
GPM Arrives in Japan
link to gallery item GPM Ships Out
GPM Ships Out
link to gallery item GPM Video File
GPM Video File
link to gallery item Spacecraft B-roll
Spacecraft B-roll
link to gallery item Snow B-roll
Snow B-roll
link to gallery item GCPEx Airborne Campaign
GCPEx Airborne Campaign

Prelaunch Press Briefings

Press briefings held on January 27, 2014, from Goddard Space Flight Center.
link to gallery item Prelaunch Press Briefings
Prelaunch Press Briefings

High Resolution Still Images

Large images of the GPM Core spacecraft over several building, testing and integration milestones.
link to gallery item Stills
Stills

Educator Resources

These are elements that may be used as materials in presentations.
link to gallery item GPM Paper Model
GPM Paper Model
link to gallery item Resource Media
Resource Media
link to gallery item Raindrop Shape
Raindrop Shape


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