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Browse GPM Core Observatory Resources

Browse GPM Core Observatory Resources

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.
GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
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GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
http://pmm.nasa.gov/extreme-weather/first-2015-tropical-storm-forms-eastern-pacific
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A time-lapse video that shows the assembly and testing of the GPM Core Observatory satellite in one minute.
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11784
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NASA and JAXA released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27, 2014.
GPM: Engineering Next Generation Observations of Rain and Snow
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Overview of the engineering behind building and testing the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GPM satellite and constellation
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Part 3 of a 4 part webquest that teaches the basics of precipitation science and technology. Prepares students for the GPM Anime Contest.

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