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Spaceborne Precipitation Radar Ships from Japan to U.S.

By Aries Keck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Original www.nasa.gov Press Release (published 2/8/12)


GREENBELT, Md. – Japanese scientists and engineers have completed construction on a new instrument designed to take 3-D measurements of the shapes, sizes and other physical characteristics of both raindrops and snowflakes. The instrument will be shipped from Japan to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., to be integrated into an upcoming NASA Earth science satellite.

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