Hurricane Kilo's Precipitation Trail
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission's core observatory launched on Feb. 27, 2014 as a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and acts as the standard to unify precipitation measurements from a network of 12 satellites. The result is NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM data product, called, IMERG, which combines data from 12 satellites into a single seamless global precipitation map. The map covers more of the globe than any previous precipitation data set and is updated every half hour, allowing scientists to see how rain and snow storms move around nearly the entire planet. As scientists work to understand all the elements of Earth's climate and weather systems, and how they could change in the future, GPM provides a major step forward in providing the scientific community comprehensive and consistent measurements of precipitation.
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CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud CompositeID: 600Data Compilation Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 8/20/15 - 9/12/15
Global cloud cover from multiple satellitesSee all pages that use this dataset
IMERGID: 863Data Compilation NASA/GSFC 8/20/15 - 9/12/15
This dataset can be found at: http://pmm.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/document_files/IMERG_ATBD_V4.4.pdfSee all pages that use this dataset
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