The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission has several cross-cutting application areas which contribute to and enhance our understanding of weather forecasting, disasters, ecology, health, water and agriculture and energy. Using advanced space-borne instruments, GPM measures light rain to heavy rain and falling snow, producing a near-global view of precipitation every 30 minutes. Through improved measurements of rain and snow, precipitation data from the GPM mission is used by a diverse range of applications and user communities at local to global scales to inform decision making and policy that directly benefits society.
What are Applications?
“Applications” refers to the use of mission data products in decision-making activities for societal benefit. Mission Applications take a satellite's data products and expands them into areas where they can help inform policy or decisions.
Learn more about Applied Sciences at NASA
Who's Using GPM Data?
Learn about the different people and organizations that are using GPM and other NASA Earth data to help improve life around the world.
GPM Data for Decision Making
Are you using GPM satellite precipitation data in your work, or would you like to? Share your story with our team, or ask us any questions you may have using our contact form.
We also encourage you to get involved in GPM applications by attending an applications event or accessing the free and publicly available data in the data section of this site.
- Dalia Kirschbaum (NASA GSFC), GPM Mission Associate Deputy Project Scientist for Applications
- Andrea Portier (NASA GSFC / SSAI), GPM Applications and Outreach Coordinator
- Dorian Janney (NASA GSFC / ADNET), GPM Outreach Specialist
- Jacob Reed (NASA GSFC / Telophase), GPM Web Developer