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Precipitation Diurnal Cycles

The daily cycle of weather, also known as the diurnal cycle, shapes how and when our weather develops and is fundamental to regulating our climate.

These animations show the most detailed view of the diurnal cycles over the United States. They were created using NASA's newest extended precipitation record known as the Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM, or IMERG analysis.

The IMERG analysis combines almost 20 years of rain and snow data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the joint NASA-JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM).

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Jackson Boon Sze Tan (USRA): Lead Visualizer
Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Joy Ng (USRA): Lead Producer
Alex Kekesi (Global Science and Technology, Inc.): Visualizer
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