IMERG Accumulated Precipitation Rates from Hurricane Bertha
Animation showing the accumulated rainfall rates from Hurricane Bertha as it skirted the United States East Coast. It's remnants continued to travel across the Atlantic eventually drenching the United Kingdom.
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission has produced its first global map of rainfall and snowfall. The GPM Core Observatory launched one year ago on Feb. 27, 2014 as a collaboration between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and acts as the standard to unify precipitation measurements from a network of 12 satellites. The result is NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM data product, called IMERG, which combines data from all 12 satellites into a single, seamless map. The map covers more of the globe than any previous precipitation data set and is updated every half hour, allowing scientists to see how rain and snow storms move around nearly the entire planet. As scientists work to understand all the elements of Earth's climate and weather systems, and how they could change in the future, GPM provides a major step forward in providing the scientific community comprehensive and consistent measurements of precipitation.
The colorbar for accumulated precipitation.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
- Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
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IMERGID: 863Data Compilation NASA/GSFC 8/4/14 00:00 - 8/11/14 00:00Z
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