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NASA's DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory Flight Path Jan 19, 2012

NASA is flying an airborne science laboratory through Canadian snowstorms for six weeks in support of a difficult task of the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission: measuring snowfall from space. GPM is an international satellite mission scheduled for launch in 2014 that will provide next-generation observations of worldwide rain and snow every three hours. It is the first precipitation mission designed to detect falling snow from space. NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory flew this flight path on Jan 19, 2012 in support of NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Cold-season Precipitation Experiment (GCPEx) snow study. The GCPEx field campaign will help scientists match measurements of snow in the air and on the ground.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Malissa Reyes (USRA): Producer
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Scientist
John Hall (UAH): Project Support
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

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DC-8/DDS/Flight Path also referred to as: DC-8 Flight Path
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SVS >> DC-8
SVS >> Snow Cover
SVS >> Winter
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
GCMD >> Location >> Canada
NASA Science >> Earth

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