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The Anatomy of a Raindrop
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Contrary to popular belief, raindrops are not tear shaped and are actually shaped like the top of a hamburger bun, round on the top and flat on the bottom. This new video from GPM explains why.
Rain Gauge Activity
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In this hands-on inquiry-based activity, students face an engineering challenge based on real-world applications. They are tasked with developing a tool they can use to measure the amount of rain that falls each day.
Photo of the GPM Core Observatory Paper Model
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Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite will use to measure precipitation from space.
GPM "Unique Perspectives" Contest
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NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission wants to see your photos and videos of precipitation from unique perspectives! There are many ways to view precipitation.
GPM Mission Brochure cover
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This 17 page flyer provides an overview of the GPM Mission. It describes the technologies used to measure precipitation and the missions scientific goals and societal applications.
Launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite
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This video shows the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite on November 27th, 1997 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. TRMM was launched on JAXA's H-IIA rocket.
Faces of GPM: Engineers
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Interview with several key engineers who help build and test the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
GPM: Too Much, Too Little
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Researchers need accurate and timely rainfall information to better understand and model where and when severe floods, frequent landslides and devastating droughts may occur, and GPM’s global rainfall data will help provide that information.
GPM / SMAP Middle School Teachers Workshop
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NASA invites you to participate in the first ever: SMAP (Soil Moisture Ac6ve Passive) and GPM (Global Precipita6on Measurement) Missions Joint Workshop for middle school science teachers.
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This video, "Our Wet Wide World", provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and its goals.

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