Faces of GPM: Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, GPM Applications Scientist

Submitted by JacobAdmin on Fri, 12/27/2013
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Dr. Kirschbaum discusses her role with GPM, how she became a scientist, and how remotely sensed satellite data can be used to study and evaluate natural hazards such as landslides.

This video is the first in a series called "Faces of GPM", which will interview several GPM team members to learn what it is like to be a NASA scientist or engineer.

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2013 GPM Applications Workshop, November 13th-14, NOAA Center for Climate Predic
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GPM flying over Earth with a data swath visualized.
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GPM: Too Much, Too Little

Submitted by JacobAdmin on Fri, 06/07/2013
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Researchers need accurate and timely rainfall information to better understand and model where and when severe floods, frequent landslides and devastating droughts may occur. GPM’s global rainfall data will help to better prepare and respond to a wide range of natural disasters.

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Dalia: GPM will help us to understand precipitation extremes. And this is everything from too much rainfall, such as flooding in India or Southeast Asia, to too little rainfall such as drought in the U.S. Southwest.

University of Maryland hosts the 2nd NOAA User Workshop on GPM

A three day meeting, co-sponsored by NESDIS/STAR and NWS/OHD, is being held at the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) at the University of Maryland from November 29th through December 1st. This meeting follows up on the highly successful first workshop from August 2010 and focuses on user applications of GPM-era data and products. The meeting attendees, including government researchers, academics, and representatives from commercial industry, will hear presentations from NOAA and NASA representatives as well as other end users. The meeting is organized around the five high