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Screenshot of Irene
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Hurricane Irene's impact in New England shows that tropical cyclones can greatly affect regions outside the view of TRMM. The GPM mission will build upon TRMM's legacy by examining a larger swath of Earth with more sensitive instruments.
Water droplets
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In this promotional video NASA scientists discuss why it is so important to study and track Earth's freshwater resources, and explain the purpose of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.
GOES satellite orbiting Earth.
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Satellites can orbit Earth's equator or go over Earth's North and South Poles, or anything in between. They can orbit at a low altitude, or thousands of miles out in space. The choice of orbit all depends on the satellite's job.
Diagram of Hurricane formation.
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Hurricanes are the most awesome, violent storms on Earth. People call these storms by other names, such as typhoons or cyclones, depending on where they occur. Whatever they are called, tropical cyclones all form the same way.
Screenshot from water cycle movie
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This animation uses Earth science data from a variety of sensors on NASA Earth observing satellites as well as cartoons to describe Earth's water cycle and the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.
View of the Pacific Ocean from Space
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Water is a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system. In particular, water appears to be a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.
Person in the desert
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This website describes a study that is being conducted to understand the complexities of rainfall patterns and their effects on food security and human mobility.
Monitoring Floods and Fires During the Summer of 2011
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See Landsat images before and after these natural disasters.
Example of natural disaster image
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View before and after images of natural disasters and human impact in various locations around the world.
Robbie Hood in an airplane
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This month's NASA Earth Explorer explains what it's like to be face-to-face with one of nature's most powerful storms.

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