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GPM: 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.


Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Arthur Hou Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Candace C Carlisle (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Ardeshir A Azarbarzin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Arthur Hou Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Goddard TV Tape:
G2012-039 -- GPM: The Wet Wide World

Keywords:
SVS >> Cyclones
SVS >> Drought
DLESE >> Environmental science
SVS >> Flooding
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Hurricane
DLESE >> Hydrology
SVS >> Ice
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Precipitation
SVS >> Snow
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
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