North American Monsoon
North American monsoon
The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs all over the world. Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before. Monsoon rains provide important reservoirs of water that sustain human activities like agriculture and supports the natural environment through replenishment of aquifers.
This visualization uses NASA precipitation and soil moisture data to show how the monsoon develops over North America.
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Datasets used in this visualization
Soil MoistureID: 405Model Collected with GEMS NASA NSIPP
GEMS stands for Goddard Earth Modeling System. It is also known as the NSIPP Global Climate Model.See all pages that use this dataset
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud CompositeID: 600Data Compilation Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 2014-2015
Global cloud cover from multiple satellitesSee all pages that use this dataset
MERRAID: 684Analysis 2014-2015
IMERGID: 863Data Compilation NASA/GSFC 2014-2015
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
Global Flood Monitoring System (GFMS)ID: 901Model UMD
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