NASA On Air: GPM—Revolutionary NASA Rain/Snow Forecasting Tool (9/4/2014)

  • Released Thursday, September 4, 2014

LEAD: A new NASA satellite will help TV meteorologists forecast winter snowstorms.

  1. NASA just announced that its newest weather satellite, GPM, launched February 2014 is up and running. Detailed data is ready to use publicly in weather forecasting.

  2. For the first time scientists can measure from space the full range of precipitation from rain to snow, including the size and distribution of raindrops and snowflakes.

  3. In this March 2014 storm the blue color shows the heavy snow in the upper levels of the storm off the Carolinas.

TAG: This dual-frequency radar and microwave data will also help weather forecasters make better predictions of hurricanes and flooding rains.


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