Earth  ID: 4919

NASA/JAXA GPM Satellite Watches Tropical Storm Nepartak During the Olympics

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite flew over Tropical Storm Nepartak at 9:30Z on July 27, 2021 while the Olympics were being held in nearby Tokyo. GPM observed the storm’s rainfall with its two unique science instruments: the GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR). Although the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics did receive some inclement weather from the outer bands, the majority of the storm stayed out to sea providing strong waves for the inaugural Olympic surfing competitions.

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Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Data Visualizer
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Data Visualizer
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
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Mission:
Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Data Compilation - Climate Prediction Center (CPC) - 7/26/2021 10:19Z - 7/27/2021 9:41Z
Global cloud cover from multiple satellites
GPM/DPR/Ku also referred to as: Volumetric Precipitation data
Observed Data - JAXA - 7/27/2021 9:11-9:41Z
Credit:
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation also referred to as: Rain Rates
7/27/2021 9:30-9:35Z
Credit:
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
also referred to as: IMERG
Data Compilation - NASA/GSFC - 7/26/2021 10:19Z - 7/27/2021 9:41Z
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Keywords:
DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Tropical Storm
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Hurricanes
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Location >> Japan
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
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 8.0.0.0.0