GPM GMI First Light

  • Released Tuesday, March 25, 2014

On March 10, the Core Observatory passed over an extra-tropical cyclone about 1055 miles (1700 kilometers) due east of Japan's Honshu Island. This visualization shows data from the GPM Microwave Imager, which observes different types of precipitation with 13 channels. Scientists analyze that data and then use it to calculate the light to heavy rain rates and falling snow within the storm.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
This page was last updated on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 12:18 AM EST.


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  • GPM GMI First Light (ID: 2014027)
    Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 4:00AM

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