NASA On Air: NASA Satellite Totals Up Texas Rain (6/5/2015)

  • Released Friday, June 5, 2015

LEAD: NASA’s newest precipitation satellite, GPM, has given forecasters and emergency managers a new view of flooding rains.

  1. During the week of May 19 –26, 2015, the satellite microwave sensor helped measure the record rainfall over Texas that brought about disastrous river flooding.

  2. Dark red areas indicate over 12 inches of rain. Violet areas, as seen in parts of Oklahoma, show extreme rainfall totaling more than 17 inches.

  3. NASA is now able to combine precipitation data from 12 satellites currently circling Earth into a single, seamless map covering most of the world.

    TAG: The fact that this data is available at half an hour intervals will be a big help to river forecasters.

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