Earth  ID: 10940

JAXA's Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar Arrives at Goddard

The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) built by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's Core Observatory arrived on Friday, March 16 and was unloaded today at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Comprised of two radars, the DPR is one of two instruments that will fly on the Core Observatory scheduled for launch in February 2014. The GPM mission will provide a new generation of satellite observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours for scientific research and societal benefits. NASA's mission partner JAXA developed the DPR in cooperation with Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology. The instrument will provide 3-D measurements of the shapes and sizes of raindrops and snowflakes and other physical characteristics that will allow scientists to better understand the physical properties of storms.

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Credits

Walt Feimer (HTSI): Lead Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Ardeshir A Azarbarzin (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Candace C Carlisle (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Arthur Hou Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Videographer
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems Inc.): Writer
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G2012-031 -- NASA GPM Satellite's Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar Arrives at Goddard

Keywords:
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Radar
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
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