Simulated Clouds and Precipitation

  • Released Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
  • Updated Tuesday, November 14th, 2023 at 12:28AM
  • ID: 30643

Water is fundamental to life on Earth. Knowing where and how much precipitation falls globally is vital to understanding how weather and climate impact our environment, including the effects on agriculture, fresh water availability, and natural disasters. This simulation, produced by the Goddard Earth Observing System Model Version 5 (GEOS -5), shows clouds and precipitation at 7-kilometer resolution from January 1 to March 31, 2006. Simulations such as this one allow scientists to better understand the intensity and variability of precipitation worldwide and how precipitation patterns change over time.


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