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Anatomy of a Raindrop

This short video explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.

For a printable droplet hand out click here.

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This short video explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.    This short video explains how a raindrop falls through the atmosphere and why a more accurate look at raindrops can improve estimates of global precipitation.

For complete transcript, click here.
Duration: 2.8 minutes
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Animation of the raindrop shape only. For a printable droplet handout, click here .    Animation of the raindrop shape only.

For a printable droplet handout, click here.
Duration: 34.1 seconds
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  320x240 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   3 MB
  960x540 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   16 MB
  1280x720 (59.94 fps) QT         392 MB
  640x360 (29.97 fps) MPEG-4   6 MB
  1280x720 (29.97 fps) QT         20 MB
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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11288
Animation Number:11288
Completed:2013-05-22
Animators:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA) (Lead)
 Trent L. Schindler (USRA)
 Walt Feimer (HTSI)
Video Editor:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Narrator:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Producer:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
Scientists:Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC)
 Chris Kidd (University of Maryland)
 Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC)
 Stephen J. Munchak (University of Maryland)
Writers:Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)
 Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC)
 Dorian W. Janney (ADNET Systems, Inc.)
Series:Narrated Movies
Goddard TV Tape:G2013-033 -- Anatomy of a Raindrop
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
 
Keywords:
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Precipitation
SVS >> Raindrop
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
Related Documentation is available:
GPM_droplet.pdf
 
 


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Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These 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

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