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NASA's IMERG Adds Up More of Southern India's Extreme Rainfall

Data from the Global Precipitation Measurement or GPM mission core satellite were used to help estimate rainfall data. GPM is a satellite co-managed by both NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The city of Chennai on India's southeastern coast was hit particularly hard. More than 260 deaths have been reported in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used to estimate the flooding rainfall that fell from November 28 to Dec. 4, 2015. Over 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rainfall were estimated over areas south of Chennai
Hurricane Patricia Makes Landfall in Mexico
The eye of hurricane Patricia hit the Mexican coast on October 23, 2015 at approximately 6:15 PM CDT(2315 UTC)near Cuixmala, Mexico. The maximum winds at that time were estimated to be 143 kts (165 mph). Patricia is weakening rapidly but continued heavy rain is expected to cause flash floods and mudslides in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan and Guerrero through Saturday October 24, 2015. Over the weekend the remants of Patricia are also expected to add to the extreme rainfall in Texas. Rainfall from a stalled front that has been causing flooding in northern and central...
NASA Aids Response to Carolina Flooding
It was rain that wouldn't quit. A weather system fueled by warm moisture streaming in from the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 3 and 4 relentlessly dumped between one and two feet of rain across most of South Carolina. The result was rivers topping their banks and dams bursting. Catastrophic flooding followed across most of the state, which has left residents in some areas without power or clean drinking water. Tracking and predicting the deluge, both as rain and then floodwater, are the first steps to help protect people in harm's way. State and federal emergency managers have been on the front lines...

IMERG Measures Historic Rainfall With A Nor'easter and Joaquin

NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) data were used to estimate the historic amount of rain that fell during the past week in the Carolinas. A "fire hose" of moisture has been pumped into the Carolinas from hurricane Joaquin resulting in wide spread flooding. Over two feet of rain have been reported in South Carolina. This analysis indicated that major hurricane Joaquin also dropped over 700 mm (27.5 inches) in the Bahamas. Hurricane Joaquin has weakened from a category four hurricane in the Bahamas to a category one hurricane affecting Bermuda. Click here to see a

Typhoon Dujuan Batters and Drenches Taiwan

Typhoon Dujuan formed in the western Pacific Ocean northwest of Guam on September 21, 2015. Dujuan intensified to a super typhoon with winds of 125 kts (144 mph) on September 27, 2015 as it approached Taiwan. The island of Taiwan experienced extreme rainfall and damaging winds with the passage of typhoon Dujuan. The typhoon also caused hundreds of injuries and at least three deaths in Taiwan. After pounding Taiwan the typhoon started weakening before hitting China. Dujuan dropped light to moderate rainfall over a large area of coastal China while dissipating. A preliminary analysis of Rainfall

GPM Gets a Ton of Kilo

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The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite provided many views of Tropical Cyclone Kilo over its very long life. GPM is a satellite co-managed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that has the ability to analyze rainfall and cloud heights. GPM was able to provide data on Kilo over its 21 day life-span. 

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A narrated visualization of Typhoon Kilo. Click here for a full transcript. Click here to download this video in high resolution from the NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission core satellite provided many views of Tropical Cyclone Kilo over its very long life. GPM is a satellite co-managed by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency that has the ability to analyze rainfall and cloud heights. GPM was able to provide data on Kilo over its 21 day life-span. The GPM core observatory satellite flew over Kilo on August 25, 2015 at...
A Tale of Two Extremes: Rainfall Across the US
The United States has seen a tale of two extremes this year, with drenching rains in the eastern half of the country and persistent drought in the west. A new visualization of rainfall data collected from space shows the stark contrast between east and west for the first half of 2015. The accumulated precipitation product visualized here begins on Jan. 1, 2015, and runs through July 16, 2015. This visualization shows the heavy rainfall throughout Northern Texas and across Oklahoma as well as the drought in Southern California. Credits: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio Download...

IMERG Sees Heavy Rain Over United States

During the past week the combination of tropical storm Bill's landfall and a slowly moving frontal system extending from the Midwest to the Northeastern states dropped extreme rainfall from Texas' Gulf coast to the northeastern states. Data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) were used in this analysis to estimate the extreme amount of rain that fell during the past seven days. Tropical Storm Bill and it's remnants caused very heavy rainfall while moving through Texas and Oklahoma. Over a foot of rain was reported in Oklahoma resulting in at least two deaths. The

IMERG Sees Gulf Rainfall With Tropical Storm Bill

Tropical storm Bill became the second named tropical cyclone in the Atlantic Ocean Basin when it formed in the western Gulf Of Mexico on June 16, 2015. Data from the NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) was used in this analysis to estimate rainfall from Tropical Storm Bill. Precipitation was analyzed from the time when tropical storm Bill was forming in the Gulf Of Mexico on Monday June 15, 2015 until early this morning at 0800 UTC (4 AM CDT). The storm was dropping heavy rainfall over Texas this morning but this analysis indicates that the heaviest rainfall totals, up