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GPM observes Washington DC flooding

On July 8, 2019 Washington DC experienced terrible flooding due to a rain event that drenched the city with 4 inches of rain in one hour. GPM flew over the weather event as it occurred and captured this stunning view of the extreme precipitation that inundated the region.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer
Alex Kekesi (GST): Data Visualizer
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
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Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
IMERG 7/8/2019
GPM/DPR/Ku 7/8/2019
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite 7/8/2019 00:00 - 13:30Z
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation 7/8/2019
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GPM Animations

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
DLESE >> Hydrology
DLESE >> Natural hazards
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods
SVS >> Hyperwall
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Floods
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Terrestrial Hydrosphere >> Surface Water >> Floods

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