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India's Deadly Monsoon Rainfall Measured With GPM IMERG

India's southwest monsoon (summer rainy season) normally occurs between June and September. This year's monsoon has been assessed as average but India's Meteorological Department statistics show that daily mean rainfall for the country has recently been above normal. At least 15 people were killed by floods and landslides in India on Wednesday July 11, 2018. So far this year, close to 200 deaths may have resulted from India's heavy monsoon rainfall. These estimates of rainfall accumulation were constructed using data from NASA's Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG). Algorithms

Typhoon Maria Makes Landfall

After striking the Ryukyu Islands of Japan and grazing Taiwan with torrential rains, Typhoon Maria made landfall just north of the populous city of Fuzhou, China with sustained winds of 95 knots and a broad shield of precipitation. The storm appears lopsided in the GMI, with much of the deep convection offshore, however, it is still likely to bring a brief period of flooding rains to this part of China before dissipating. View fullscreen in STORM Event Viewer

GPM IMERG Analyzes Rainfall from Powerful Typhoon Prapiroon

The image above shows estimates of accumulated rainfall using IMERG (Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM) data formed during the period from June 28-July 6, 2018. Typhoon PRAPIROON developed in the northwest pacific Ocean east-northeast of the Philippines on June 28, 2018. PRAPIROON became a typhoon on July 2nd as it approached the Korea Strait between Japan and Korea. Stormy weather had already produced heavy rainfall in Korea and Japan before typhoon PRAPIROON moved through the area. IMERG estimates indicated that PRAPIROON and other stormy weather dumped over 512 mm (20.2 inches)

GPM Views Super Typhoon Maria Near Guam

View full screen in STORM Event Viewer. Rapidly intensifying after its genesis near Guam, Super Typhoon Maria featured winds near 130 knots as it spiraled through the waters of the Western Pacific Ocean. The DPR scan indicates deep convection in several parts of the outer bands, with the most intense precipitation rates from GMI concentrated in the eyewall. Maria is expected to continue intensifying over the next three days, then weaken slightly as it crosses through the Ryukyu Islands, possible near Okinawa. The long range forecast has it making landfall in Northern China, possibly still as a

GPM Views Hurricane Fabio off the Coast of Mexico

View fullscreen in STORM Event Viewer Off the southwest coast of Mexico, Hurricane Fabio has winds approaching 80 knots in this overflight, with a clear eye in the microwave and radar imagery. Fabio is expected to intensify over the next 24-48 hours, but will remain over open waters throughout its lifespan, eventually dissipating. Want to see other events in STORM Event Viewer? Have questions about the technology behind it? Contact the PPS Visualization Team The Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar and GPM Microwave Imager data are products of a joint mission between NASA and JAXA. If you are

Eastern Pacific Tropical Storm Fabio Examined With GPM Satellite

NASA's GPM core observatory satellite flew above tropical storm FABIO in the eastern Pacific Ocean south of Mexico on June 30, 2018 at 10:46 PM MDT (July 1, 2018 at 0446 UTC). FABIO has continued to intensify since then and the National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that the tropical storm will become a hurricane later today. FABIO is then expected to become a major hurricane on July 3, 2018 and reach it's peak intensity with wind speeds of about 105 kts (121 mph). Rainfall measurements by GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) instruments showed that FABIO

Tropical Storm Prapiroon Probed By GPM Core Observatory Satellite

Tropical depression 09W was located in the northwest Pacific east of the Philippines when it was upgraded today to tropical storm PRAPIROON. The tropical storm is in a favorable environment for intensification. Vertical wind shear is low above the tropical cyclone and sea surface temperatures are warm below. NASA's GPM core observatory satellite had a good view of tropical storm PRAPIROON on June 29, 2018 at 0246 UTC. PRAPIROON was just barely a tropical storm with maximum sustained wind speeds estimated at about 35 kts (40.3 mph). GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation

TKIO announcement - PPS Announcing a New tkio- 3.80.44 Release

PPS is releasing version 3.80.44 build of the PPS TKIO toolkit using the 14.0.1 Fortran compiler for GPM. As detailed in our earlier announcement that you received on Thursday, June 28th, 2018, titled; "PPS is Reprocessing TRMM PR Data as TRMM GPM, Version 06A HDF5 products in Early July 2018" This is the version of the PPS I/O Toolkit that will be used for these radar products. The release notes are in this directory and are also attached to this Email: ftp://gpmweb2.pps.eosdis.nasa.gov/pub/PPStoolkit/GPM/tkio-3.80.44/ The tar file can be found at: ftp://gpmweb2.pps.eosdis.nasa.gov/pub

PPS is Reprocessing TRMM PR Data as TRMM GPM, Version 06A HDF5 products in Early July 2018

The TRMM Version 7 Precipitation Radar (PR) products will be superseded by new GPM era products with a reprocessing that will generate TRMM retrievals from the beginning of the TRMM mission to the end of data collection using a single frequency retrieval algorithm similar to that used for GPM Ku. This reprocessing will begin in early July, 2018. Retrievals previously available in the TRMM Version 7 products 2A21, 2A23, 2A25, and 3A25 will be available in the new 2APR and 3PR products. Note that these new GPM era products are in HDF5 format and similar in structure to those used for GPM DPR