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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Orbital Fleet

GPM will be an international fleet of satellites that provide global observations of rain and snow. Based on the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), GPM will consist of a core spacecraft that includes radar and radiometers that will provide reference standards to unify the other observations made by the rest of the fleet. More information on GPMis available.

This visualization is the first of three designed to illustrate some aspects of the GPM mission. This one shows the GPM spacecraft fleet orbiting the Earth. This version is capable of being shown on a hyperwall that is a set of tiled displays.

Visualization Credits

Trent L. Schindler (USRA): Lead Animator
Ernie Wright (USRA): Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Arthur Hou Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Dalia Kirschbaum (University of Maryland College Park): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
GEOS-5 Atmospheric Model on the Cubed-Sphere also referred to as: GEOS-5 Cubed-Sphere
The model is the GEOS-5 atmospheric model on the cubed-sphere, run at 14-km global resolution for 30-days. GEOS-5 is described here and the cubed-sphere work is described here
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

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GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Platform Characteristics >> Orbital Characteristics

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