GPM Weather Report Package

  • Released Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:51PM
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Data from the GPM Core Observatory will enable the first ever "CAT scans" from space of blizzards in the mid-latitudes where populations rely on snowpack for water resources and cities can be crippled by extreme snow storms.

Just like a doctor uses CAT scans and X-Rays to diagnose what is happening in the human body, scientists use GPM's measurements to diagnose the internal structures of precipitation.

By providing more accurate and frequent observations of rain and snow, GPM enables weather prediction centers to improve their forecasts.

For more information about GPM, visit www.nasa.gov/gpm.

Option 1 intro: Data from the GPM Core Observatory will enable the first ever "CAT scans" from space of blizzards in the mid-latitudes.

Option 2 intro: Data from the GPM Core Observatory will enable the first ever "CAT scans" from space of blizzards in the mid-latitudes where populations rely on snowpack for water resources.

Option 3 intro: Data from the GPM Core Observatory will enable the first ever "CAT scans" from space of blizzards in the mid-latitudes where cities can be crippled by extreme snow events.

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Just like a doctor uses CAT scans and X-rays to diagnose what is happening in the human body, scientists use GPM's measurements to diagnose the internal structures of precipitation.

By providing more accurate and frequent observations of rain and snow, GPM enables weather prediction centers to improve their forecasts.



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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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