Earth 

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.


Related Documentation

GPM_droplet.pdf

Credits

Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Animator
Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Andrew Young (ARTS): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Narrator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Kidd (University of Maryland): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Stephen J. Munchak (University of Maryland): Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Writer
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Writer
Dorian W. Janney (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2013-033 -- Anatomy of a Raindrop

Keywords:
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Precipitation
SVS >> Raindrop
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
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