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GPM observes Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Louisiana and Mississippi

GPM captured Tropical Storm Cristobal at 11:46 UTC (6:46 am CST) on June 8th, 2020. Prior to this second landfall over the Louisiana coast, Tropical Storm Cristobal had caused much damage to Campeche and Mexico on it's way to the United States. It eventually made it's second landfall over Louisiana bringing coastal storm surges with it. After Cristobal finished it's path across the United States Midwest it left behind over a foot of rain in many places.

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Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
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Data Used:
GOES-16/ABI 6/8/2020 2:40-12:24Z
IMERG 6/8/2020 2:40-12:24Z
GPM/DPR/Ku 6/8/2020 11:46-11:51Z
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation 6/8/2020 11:46-11:51Z
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GPM Animations

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Floods
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
NASA Earth Science Focus Areas >> Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics

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