NASA's Earth satellite provides unprecedented look at planet

February 27, 2015 3:23 PM

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"In the UK, they experience mostly light rain," Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM project scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center, told Quartz. "In India they experience monsoons. In other regions, there's snow. GPM can measure it all."

The Core Observatory pulls together data from a network of 12 international satellites orbiting the globe, using the information -- in coordination with computer models back on Earth -- to construct a global snapshot of precipitation in three dimensions. GPM's coordination of data is called Integrat...

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