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NASA scientists talk about the new global portrait of rain and snow and why this world-wide view of precipitation is important for everything from knowing how much freshwater is available to drink, to forecasting natural disasters like hurricanes and floods, to understanding Earth in a changing climate.

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission – GPM – sees through clouds to produce the most detailed world-wide view of rain, light rain and snow every 30 minutes. Scientists can now see weather fronts in the Southern Ocean, snow at the tops of hurricanes and watch a storm on the East Coast travel across the Atlantic bringing deluge of rain that causes flooding in England. A constellation of a dozen satellites provides this unprecidented look inside rain clouds, hurricanes and blizzards, giving scientists new insights into how these storms develop and intensify, which will improve weather forecasting.

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Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Claire Saravia (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Michael Randazzo (Advocates in Manpower Management, Inc.): Lead Editor
Rani Gran (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Lead Visualizer
Dalia B Kirschbaum (NASA/GSFC): Project Scientist
Gail Skofronick Jackson (NASA/GSFC): Project Scientist
George Huffman (NASA/GSFC): Project Scientist
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Project Support
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Project Support
Eric C. Brown De Colstoun (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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SVS >> Global Precipitation Measurement
GCMD >> Earth Science
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Rain
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Precipitation >> Snow
SVS >> Climate >> Precipitation
NASA Science >> Earth

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