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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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New study suggests large organised storms cause rainfall increase

Large thunderstorms cause rainfall increase (Image: Flickr/ Barto)

A new study, partly based on satellite data, finds the cause of increasing rainfall in the wettest regions of the tropics: more frequent large and well-organised thunderstorms.

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Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:53

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Satellite mapping to analyse rainfall impact in Africa

Satellite image of Sub-Saharan Africa (Image: NASA)

A study carried out by the University of Leicester has shown the amount of rainfall many African areas receive has drastically changed in the last ten years. It is an essential factor for vegetation, which plays a vital role in African livelihoods.

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Mon, 09/03/2015 - 11:42

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NASA releases first global rainfall and snowfall map

Global precipitation map (Image: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

NASA’s Global

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Mon, 02/03/2015 - 14:13

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Sri Lanka: NASA TRMM data reveals extraordinary flooding

Accumulated rainfall in mm for the period 31 May - 4 June 2014

Data from NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) revealed extraordinary flooding in Sri Lanka caused by unusually strong monsoonal rainfall over the period 31 May - 4 June 2014, as research at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) shows.

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Mon, 16/06/2014 - 10:56

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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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Brazil: Satellite measures record rain floods

Satellite imagery shows extreme rainfall in Brazil

December 2013 was a record rainfall month for many states in Brazil. By December, 27 at least seven cities have set new records for the most rain received during a single month, according to the Brazil’s National Meteorology Institute (INMET). The city of Aimores, in the state of Minas Gerais, received more than 400 percent of the average December rainfall.

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Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:13

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Vietnam: International Charter activated due to Typhoon Haiyan

On 10 November 2013, the International Charter was activated for Vietnam

On 10 November 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for Vietnam, where

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Mon, 11/11/2013 - 14:01

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TRMM (Rainfall Estimation) Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS)

USA: Satellite measurements for unusual rainfall over Midwest

Affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee

Data provided by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite has helped experts to analyze the unusual flash floods that affected territories from Oklahoma to Tennessee during the first two weeks of August 2013 causing at least two deaths and damages in hundreds of homes and other structures.

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Mon, 19/08/2013 - 14:20

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