Earth  ID: 10989

GPM: The Fresh(water) Connection

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an international satellite mission to provide next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch a "Core" satellite carrying advanced instruments that will set a new standard for precipitation measurements from space. The data they provide will be used to unify precipitation measurements made by an international network of partner satellites to quantify when, where, and how much it rains or snows around the world.

The GPM mission will help advance our understanding of Earth's water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters, and extend current capabilities of using satellite precipitation information to directly benefit society.


Credits

Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Animator
Walt Feimer (HTSI): Animator
Chris Meaney (HTSI): Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Interviewee
Arthur Hou Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Interviewee
Wade Crow (USDA): Interviewee
Eric F. Wood (Princeton University): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2011-100 -- GPM Teaser

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Drought
SVS >> GPM
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Water Cycle
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
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