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GPM: For Good Measure

The need for measuring the when and where and how much of precipitation goes beyond our weekend plans. We also need to know precipitaiton on a global scale. Rain gauges and radars are useful but are inconsistent and do not cover enough of the globe to provide accurate precipitation rates. The GPM constellation will cover the globe and give us a more comprehensive look at precipitation.


Credits

Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Mike Velle (HTSI): Video Editor
Chris Smith (HTSI): Video Editor
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Narrator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Project Support
Katie Lewis (USRA): Project Support
Robert C. Garner (UMBC): Project Support
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Project Support
Michael Randazzo (AIMM): Project Support
Chris Smith (HTSI): Videographer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Writer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-113 -- GPM: For Good Measure

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Precipitation
SVS >> Rain
SVS >> Snow
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Amount
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Earth

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 8.0.0.0.0