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Data application of the month: Precipitation

GPM precipitation measurements of cyclone Pam departing Vanuatu on 17 March 2015. (Credit: NASA)

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Data application of the month: Precipitation
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First set of data from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission published

Artist's depiction of NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission

The first set of data from the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission is now available to the public.

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Fri, 27/06/2014 - 11:06
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NASA tracks tropical Cyclone Jack to its end

satellite tracks precipitation and rainfall rates

Tropical Cyclone Jack lost power yesterday, 22 April 2014, and is no longer on the scale of tropical cyclones. However, NASA’s TRMM satellite took one last look at the storm yesterday.

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Wed, 23/04/2014 - 11:55

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Wed, 04/23/2014

Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) status update

NASA and JAXA launched their joint GPM mission

The GPM Core Observatory is continuing its pre-programmed course and is communicating with the GPM Mission Operations Center at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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Fri, 28/02/2014 - 11:19

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Fri, 02/28/2014

Precipitation monitoring: On-ground research complements satellite accuracy

Estimation map of climate change induced increase in precipitation

As UN-SPIDER reported, NASA is preparing for the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite in the end of February. The Satellite will be mainly used for rain- and snowfall observation and forecasting.

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Fri, 07/02/2014 - 10:20

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Fri, 02/07/2014

INSAT 3D: First data and images available

INSAT 3D image of precipitation in India

The India meteorological spacecraft INSAT 3D - launched on 26 July 2013 - was declared operational on 15 January 2014.

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Thu, 06/02/2014 - 13:16

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Thu, 02/06/2014

Weather Forecasting: USA and Japan to launch Precipitation Satellite in February

Artist concept of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite.

The American and the Japanese Space Agencies, NASA and JAXA, will jointly launch a new Earth Observation satellite in February, as was announced on 26 December 2013.

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Fri, 27/12/2013 - 09:41

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Fri, 12/27/2013

MEA: multi-product data exploitation system with global data coverage since 1978

The Multi-sensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) platform supports Earth Observation communities in loading, visualizing and analysing multi-dimensional datasets.

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Tue, 19/11/2013 - 11:31

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Tue, 11/19/2013

Climate Change: Warming temperatures will intensify extreme precipitation

Maximum Daily Precipitation Difference

According to a newly-published study by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as the globe warms from rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, more moisture in a warmer atmosphere will make the most extreme precipitation events more intense.

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Fri, 05/04/2013 - 11:11

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Fri, 04/05/2013

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET)

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving food security issues.

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