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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.
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Animation Number:11219
Video Editors:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
 Mike Velle (HTSI)
 Chris Smith (HTSI)
Narrator:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Producer:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Scientists:Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC)
 Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC)
Project Support:Rob Andreoli (AIMM)
 Katie Lewis (USRA)
 Robert C. Garner (UMBC)
 Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA)
 Michael Randazzo (AIMM)
Videographer:Chris Smith (HTSI)
Writer:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
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Goddard TV Tape:G2012-113 -- GPM: For Good Measure
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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
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

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