Earth  ID: 30643

Simulated Clouds and Precipitation

Water is fundamental to life on Earth. Knowing where and how much precipitation falls globally is vital to understanding how weather and climate impact our environment, including the effects on agriculture, fresh water availability, and natural disasters. This simulation, produced by the Goddard Earth Observing System Model Version 5 (GEOS -5), shows clouds and precipitation at 7-kilometer resolution from January 1 to March 31, 2006. Simulations such as this one allow scientists to better understand the intensity and variability of precipitation worldwide and how precipitation patterns change over time.
 

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William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Eric Sokolowsky (GST): Project Support
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Keywords:
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Precipitation Amount
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> GEOS
NASA Science >> Earth

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