Rain and Snow Tell Two Decades of Stories Live Shots
Rain and Snow Tell Two Decades of Stories in New NASA Record
NASA Remasters the Past For Clues to the Future
When it rains, it pours data. What falls from the sky lands in every aspect of our lives on the ground, from our food supplies to our safety and health. By studying rain and snow, NASA can better understand how to model natural disasters, forecast crop yields and prevent water-borne diseases — including cholera, malaria and Zika virus.
Now NASA has remastered the past by creating the most complete NASA record to date of rainfall patterns all over the world. With nearly 20 years of data, this record looks back for key clues to uncovering the future of our planet.
Chat with NASA scientists from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 17 to find out more about the stories that rain and snow can tell us and how this two decade record applies to your region.
To schedule an interview, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/4LBVaWM1CGR3TpcX8
Interview Location: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD
1. NASA has just released its most comprehensive record to date of rain and snow all around the world. Tell us more about the big picture.
2. From space, NASA can see Earth’s wettest and driest places. What are they?
3. As temperatures on Earth grow more extreme, what can two decades of rain and snow tell us about our changing planet?
4. We know this data spans the whole world, but what does it say about us here in our city?
5. How can this long record of what falls from the sky help us on the ground?
6. Where can we learn more?
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