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On its 5th Anniversary, GPM Still Right as Rain

February 28, 2019

Five years ago, on Feb. 27, 2014, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint satellite project…
New NASA Model Finds Landslide Threats in Near Real-Time During Heavy Rains

March 23, 2018

For the first time, scientists can look at landslide threats anywhere around the world in near real-time, thanks…
Nate (was TD16 – Southwestern Caribbean Ocean)

October 6, 2017

NASA Finds Heavy Rainfall in Developing Tropical Storm Nate After tropical depression 16 formed in the southwestern Caribbean…
NASA Analyzes Heavy Rainfall Over Southern Thailand

January 14, 2017

Widespread flooding has recently caused the deaths of dozens of people in southern Thailand. Frequent and persistent downpours…
GPM Sees Deadly Tornadic Storms Moving Through U.S. Southeast

December 1, 2016

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite gathered rainfall data on the severe storms that impacted…
Invisible NASA Network Transports Satellite Secrets to Earth

April 12, 2016

Around the world in 80 days? When Jules Verne wrote the novel, that seemed an impossible speed, but…
NASA’s GPM Satellite Examines Tornadic Thunderstorms

April 5, 2016

The Global Precipitation Measurement, or GPM, mission core satellite, a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace…
Size Matters: NASA Measures Raindrop Sizes From Space to Understand Storms

April 1, 2016

Not all raindrops are created equal. The size of falling raindrops depends on several factors, including where the…
NASA Measures U.S. South Heavy Rainfall from Space

March 15, 2016

Extremely heavy rain fell over the southern United States during the past week and data from the Global…
NASA’s IMERG Measures Flooding Rainfall In Northwest England

December 9, 2015

In addition to destructive winds measured at 81 mph (70 knots) a powerful winter storm called “Desmond” dropped…
UW, NASA measure rain and snowfall to gauge new precipitation satellite

November 12, 2015

For the next six weeks, University of Washington scientists will be working with NASA to study precipitation in…
NASA Heads to Pacific Northwest for Field Campaign to Measure Rain and Snowfall

November 11, 2015

NASA and university scientists are taking to the field to study wet winter weather near Seattle, Washington. With…
NASA Measured Erika’s 9-Day Rainfall Totals From Space

September 1, 2015

Tropical Storm Erika was a rainmaker in the Caribbean islands, and NASA’s GPM satellite was able to estimate…
The Rain Parade: Join NASA on a Worldwide Tour of Global Precipitation

April 3, 2015

Rain, snow, hail, ice, and every mix in between make up the precipitation that touches everyone on our…
UW, NASA prepare for effort to measure rain, snow on Olympic Peninsula

April 3, 2015

The University of Washington and NASA are preparing for a campaign next winter to measure rain in America’s…
New NASA Earth Science Missions Expand View of Our Home Planet

February 27, 2015

Four new NASA Earth-observing missions are collecting data from space – with a fifth newly in orbit –…
NASA Analyzes California’s Rainfall from Space

December 8, 2014

The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite and Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM constellation of satellites can…
International Global Precipitation Measurement Mission Data Goes Public

September 5, 2014

The most accurate and comprehensive collection of rain, snowfall and other types of precipitation data ever assembled now…
Three Radars are Better than One: Environmental Field Campaign Demonstrates Two New Instruments

August 14, 2014

Putting three radars on a plane to measure rainfall may seem like overkill. But for the Integrated Precipitation…
New NASA/JAXA Precipitation Satellite Passes Check-out, Starts Mission

June 2, 2014

The new Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite is now in the hands of the engineers who will…
NASA Begins Field Campaign to Measure Rain in Southern Appalachians

May 2, 2014

Rain, ice, hail, severe winds, thunderstorms, and heavy fog – the Appalachian Mountains in the southeast United States…
First Images Available from NASA-JAXA Global Rain and Snowfall Satellite

March 26, 2014

NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing…
NASA and JAXA Launch New Satellite to Measure Global Rain and Snow

February 28, 2014

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, a joint Earth-observing mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration…
Powerful New Next-Gen US/Japan GPM Satellite to Revolutionize Global Precipitation Observations and Climate Science Research

February 24, 2014

Weather researchers and forecasters worldwide are gushing with excitement in the final days leading to blastoff of the powerful,…
NASA GPM Core Observatory’s Rehearsal Weekend at Tanegashima

February 24, 2014

On the first floor of the Spacecraft Test and Assembly building at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Tanegashima…
Global Precipitation Measurement Prepared for Launch

February 21, 2014

The Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory is scheduled to launch on Feb. 27 (EST) from Tanegashima Space Center,…
NASA and JAXA Announce Launch Date for Global Precipitation Satellite

December 27, 2013

Environmental research and weather forecasting are about to get a significant technology boost as NASA and the Japan…
Update: Ready, Set, Space! — NASA’s GPM Satellite Begins Journey

November 26, 2013

For the past three years, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory has gone from components and assembly…
NASA Delivers Precipitation Satellite to Japan for 2014 Launch

November 26, 2013

An international satellite that will set a new standard for global precipitation measurements from space has completed a…
GPM Spreads Its Wings in Solar Array Deployment Test

July 2, 2013

NASA successfully completed two pre-vibration solar array deployment tests of the Global Precipitation Measurement satellite on June 6…
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