GPM Original Resources

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

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.
A NASA engineer removing the DPR from its shipping container
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Engineers from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. oversee the arrival and unpacking of the dual-frequency Precipitation Radar.
Satellite image of a hurricane.
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Use this iQuest to find out about predictions for the 2019 hurricane season and discover how hurricanes form. You will also learn how NASA satellite data is being used to help predict, monitor, and respond to these deadly storms.
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This lesson uses cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and seasonal patterns for several different locations. There are several variations to accommodate various ages and ability levels.
OLYMPEX Advanced Data Analysis Exercise
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This data exercise has students look up precipitation ground data and satellite data for a site in Washington State and do a comparison using a data table and a graph. The activity is expected to take about 45 minutes.
Ground Validation and OLYMPEX Webquest – Elementary Version
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You will learn how we measure rain and snow from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to check the data using ground validation. This particularly relates to the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
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You will learn how we measure precipitation from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to do ground validation of the satellite data. You will also learn about the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
Beautiful Earth: Snow
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how GPM observes snow, and the importance of understanding snow characteristics and distribution in a changing climate.
Beautiful Earth: Floods and Landslides
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how landslides and floods occur, and how satellite imagery is used in understanding these disasters.
Beautiful Earth: Hurricanes
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, discusses how GPM observes hurricanes from space, as well as the formation process and properties of these hurricanes.

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