Earth  ID: 12494

GPM Has Best Calibrated Microwave Imager in the World

With so many important applications, how does GPM create these maps and make sure they’re accurate? In a recent evaluation, GPM’s microwave imager was named the best calibrated microwave imager to date. So what exactly makes it the best? It’s a combination of better hardware and more advanced technology.  

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Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Lisa Poje (USRA): Lead Animator
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Kidd (University of Maryland): Lead Scientific Data Support
Kasha Patel (NASA/GSFC): Lead Writer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Rainfall
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Microwave >> Brightness Temperature
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Radiometer

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0