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GPM: Countdown to Launch

GPM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The Core Observatory will link data from a constellation of current and planned satellites to produce next-generation global measurements of rainfall and snowfall from space.

The GPM mission is the first coordinated international satellite network to provide near real-time observations of rain and snow every three hours anywhere on the globe. The GPM Core Observatory anchors this network by providing observations on all types of precipitation. The observatory's data acts as the measuring stick by which partner observations can be combined into a unified data set. The data will be used by scientists to study climate change, freshwater resources, floods and droughts, and hurricane formation and tracking.


Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Video Editor
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Producer
Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Michael Starobin (HTSI): Videographer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Writer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Keywords:
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
SVS >> Launch
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> JAXA
SVS >> Tanegashima

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