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Rainfall Accumulation Across the United States (1/1/2015 - 7/16/2015)

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission launched on Feb. 27, 2014. It is a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and acts as the standard to unify precipitation measurements from a network of 12 satellites. The result is NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM data product, called IMERG, which combines data from all 12 satellites into a single, seamless map. The map covers more of the globe than any previous precipitation data set, allowing scientists to see how rain and snow storms move around nearly the entire planet. As scientists work to understand all the elements of Earth's climate and weather systems, and how they could change in the future, GPM provides a major step forward in providing the scientific community comprehensive and consistent measurements of precipitation.



Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Claire De Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Producer
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
IMERG 1/1/2015 - 7/16/2015

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GPM Animations

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Geology
DLESE >> Physical geography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Rate
SVS >> Climate >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Droughts

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version