GPM Original Resources

This is a collection of all of the original videos and educational resources that have been developed by the GPM staff.

Earth
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This interactive lesson will allow you to explore Earth’s freshwater resources. You will learn how NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is helping us better understand our most valuable natural resource.
LEGO Model of GPM Data from Hurricane Irma
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Step by step instructions and a parts list to build your own LEGO model of GPM precipitation data collected from Hurricane Irma on 9/5/17.
Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria
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For the first time in 360 degrees, this data visualization takes you inside a hurricane. The precipitation satellite has an advanced radar that measures both liquid and frozen water. Click and drag to look around.
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Requires access to a 3D printer. Learn how to use our 3D printed GPM data to teach about the structure of storms.
Using GPM and Other NASA EOS Data to Understand Vector-borne Disease
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In this webquest you will learn how vectors- like mosquitoes and ticks- can indeed cause sickness and in some cases even death. You will explore some resources to learn more about these diseases and how you can help with efforts to reduce them.
A New Multi-dimensional View of a Hurricane
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NASA researchers use a combination of satellite observations to re-create multi-dimensional pictures of hurricanes and other major storms in order to study complex atmospheric interactions. In this video, they applied those techniques to Hurricane Matthew
GPM Project Scientist Gail Skofronick-Jackson explains why all snowflakes have six sides and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission can measure falling snow from space.
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GPM Project Scientist Gail Skofronick-Jackson explains why all snowflakes have six sides and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission can measure falling snow from space.
Temperature data showing difference between winter and summer.
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The monsoon is a seasonal rain and wind pattern that occurs over South Asia (among other places). Through NASA satellites and models we can see the monsoon patterns like never before.
Understanding Earth: Whats Up With Precipitation?
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An educational brochure which explores the importance of fresh water to life on Earth and how NASA is monitoring and studying precipitation using satellites like GPM.
Size Matters: NASA Measures Raindrop Sizes From Space to Understand Storms
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This video explains why the size and shape of raindrops in a cloud matters to scientists, and how the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission is able to provide these measurements from space.

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