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.
Additional b-roll of the DC-8, taken from a test flight with instruments on board.
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GCPEx Field Campaign Video File
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 5:00AM