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Browse GPM Original Resource Resources

Browse GPM Original Resource Resources

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.
IFloods Logo
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This is an introductory lesson to acquaint middle school students to many aspects of a serious and common natural disaster; flooding. Students will be directed to visit websites where they will interact with various types of media.
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.
GPM Core on the Centrifuge at Goddard
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The GPM Core Observatory being tested on the High Capacity Centrifuge at Goddard Space Flight Center.
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 Launch Animation
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This animation shows the launch and deployment of the GPM Core Observatory. GPM is scheduled to launch in 2014 on an H-IIA rocket in Japan.
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.

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