Earth  ID: 11508

GPM GMI First Light

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.



Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Animator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Video Editor
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Narration
Dan Gallagher (USRA): Narrator
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Producer
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Chris Kidd (University of Maryland): Scientist
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Project Support
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Short URL to share this page:

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM)

Data Used:
GPM/GMI/Brightness Temperature
Observed Data
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
GPM/GMI/Surface Precipitation also referred to as: Rain Rates
Data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission.
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Narrated Movies

Goddard TV Tape:
G2014-027 -- GPM GMI First Light

SVS >> Storm
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Phenomena >> Cyclones
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Spectral/Engineering >> Microwave >> Brightness Temperature
SVS >> Hyperwall
DLESE >> Narrated
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Radiometer

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version