Calipso

NASA GPM/PMM Participation in the Canadian Cloudsat / Calipso Validation Project (C3VP): Physical Process Studies in Snow

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A complete understanding of the Earth’s hydrologic cycle necessarily dictates an ability to accurately quantify the global range of precipitation rates and types (rain, snow etc.). In turn, global observations of precipitation are most efficiently made from space. Great strides in the measurement of global tropical rainfall have occurred recently as a result of the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM).

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