NASA On Air: NASA’s GPM Core Satellite Mission Provides Unprecedented Worldwide Views Of Storms (4/1/2015)

  • Released Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:49PM
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LEAD: For the first time weather forecasters can track practically every rain storm, blizzard and hurricane around the world every 30 minutes.

1. The new NASA satellite mission, called GPM, now allows data from a dozen satellites to be assimilated.

2. The data yields an unprecedented high-resolution view of storms around our world, even over the wide-open oceans where we have very few weather data stations.

3. The GPM Core Observatory is the first satellite designed to measure falling snow, shown here during the Nor’easter in January, 2015.

TAG: This new data will help improve weather and climate forecasts.

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