Unprecedented Details on Precipitation Revealed by Satellites

February 28, 2015 8:42 PM

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The satellites capture information every 30 minutes and the map shows the ripples and eddies of little rain and snowstorms crossing the planet on an everyday basis. Large storms racing across the Southern Ocean without any land impeding them can be identified. The map also shows rain from tropical cyclones such as Hurricane Arthur and Typhoon Rammasun. Gail Skofronick-Jackson, GPM project scientist said “In India they encounter monsoons. In other regions, there’s snow. GPM can measure it all.”

Apart from the information about light rain, GPM delivers details on the monsoon and tropical storms which provides a great assistance. GPM data is publically obtainable and NASA has collaborated with emergency managers to find out how the close to real-time view of precipitation can be utilized to ...

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