IMERG Global Precipitation Rates (New Colorbar)

  • Released Friday, October 2, 2015
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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.

Liquid precipitation (rain) colorbar

Liquid precipitation (rain) colorbar

Frozen precipitation (snow) colorbar

Frozen precipitation (snow) colorbar



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This page was last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 12:07 AM EDT.


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