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NASA’s New View of the Daily Cycle of Rain

The most detailed view of our daily weather has been created using NASA's newest extended precipitation record known as the Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM, or IMERG analysis.

The IMERG analysis combines almost 20 years of rain and snow data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the joint NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM).

The daily cycle of weather, also known as the diurnal cycle, shapes how and when our weather develops and is fundamental to regulating our climate.

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Lead Data Visualizers:
Jackson Boon Sze Tan (USRA)
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.)

Lead Producers:
Joy Ng (USRA)
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA)

Lead Scientists:
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC)
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC)
Stephen J. Munchak (University of Maryland)

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Global Precipitation Measurement
SVS >> Midwest
DLESE >> Natural hazards
SVS >> Rainfall
SVS >> Weather
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Storms
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Diurnal Movements
GCMD >> Location >> Florida
SVS >> Hydrosphere >> Snow/Ice
NASA Science >> Earth

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