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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.
Wet Wide World Thumbnail
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This video, "Our Wet Wide World", provides an overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission and its goals.
Thumbnail for "For Good Measure" showing Ryan in front of makeshift waves.
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The short video, 'For Good Measure' explains why scientists turn to satellites to get a worldwide view of rainfall.
Water Cycle diagram
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In this webquest, you will learn a little about the GPM mission, and then will focus on the Earth’s water cycle.
Faces of GPM with Steve Nesbitt
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Profile of Steve Nesbitt, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois and a mission scientist on GPM ground validation field campaigns.
GPM Core Observatory Enters Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Watch the GPM Core Observatory being lowered into the Thermal Vacuum Chamber, which simulates the harsh conditions of space. Includes neat facts about GPM and the testing process.
TRMM at 15: The Reign of Rain
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This video celebrates the 15th anniversary of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Project Scientist Scott Braun looks back at TRMM's legacy and a few of the major scientific milestones the satellite has helped achieved.
CoCoRaHS Volunteers with rain gauges (image credit: CoCoRaHS)
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CoCoRaHS is a Citizen Science organization that helps participants collect and share precipitation data. They also assist teachers in learning how to install and use rain gauges with their students. Learn how to collect and submit measurements to CoCoRaHS
Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum
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Interview with Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, research physical scientist and GPM Applications Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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.

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