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NASA Wraps Up Cold Season Campaign for GPM

For six weeks in Ontario, Canada, scientists and engineers lead a field campaign to study the science and mechanics of falling snow. The datasets retrieved will be used to generate algorithms which translate what the GPM Core satellite "sees" into precipitation rates, including that of falling snow. Ground validation science manager Walt Petersen gives a summary of the GCPEx field campaign. Field campaigns are critical in improving satellite observations and precipitation measurements.




Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Interviewee
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Walt A. Petersen (NASA/GSFC Wallops): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Videographer
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DLESE >> Cryology
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
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SVS >> Field Test
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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