Earth  ID: 10890

NASA Airborne Cold Weather Experiment Measures Falling Snow

NASA is flying an airborne science laboratory through Canadian snowstorms for six weeks in support of a difficult task of the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission: measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite mission scheduled for launch in 2014 that will provide next-generation observations of worldwide rain and snow every three hours. It is the first precipitation mission designed to detect falling snow from space.

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http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/winter-dc8.html


Credits

Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Malissa Reyes (USRA): Producer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET): Writer
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NASA/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:
G2012-004 -- GCPEx Field Campaign Video File

Keywords:
SVS >> DC-8
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Snow Cover
SVS >> Winter
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
GCMD >> Location >> Canada
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