GPM: Our Wet Wide World

  • Released Friday, April 12, 2013

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.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Friday, April 12, 2013.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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  • GPM: The Wet Wide World (ID: 2012039)
    Friday, April 12, 2013 at 4:00AM