NASA's TRMM Satellite Measures Cyclone Laurence's Heavy Rainfall

Dec. 31, 2009 (Hal Pierce, SSAI/Goddard Space Flight Center) - Tropical cyclone Laurence dropped heavy rainfall over Northwest Australia last week, and NASA and the Japanese Space Agency’s Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, or TRMM satellite measured that rainfall from its orbit in space.

The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. monitors rainfall over the global Tropics. A TMPA analysis of rainfall was made during the period from December 13-23, 2009 when tropical cyclone Laurence was affecting northwest Australia...

(Source: NASA Mission Pages, for full article go to http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2009/h2009_Laurence.html)