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Browse TRMM Resources

Browse TRMM 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.
Hurricanes and Hot Towers with TRMM
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Students will think about their experiences with hurricanes and severe storms, then learn the basics of what causes hurricanes to form. Students will learn how hurricane prediction has progressed, and how satellites can help us understand storms.
Observing Monsoon Weather Patterns with TRMM Data
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Students will learn about measuring precipitation on the ground and using satellites, and use satellite data to analyze the reason for the monsoon weather pattern in India.
Launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite
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This video shows the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite on November 27th, 1997 from Tanegashima Space Center in Japan. TRMM was launched on JAXA's H-IIA rocket.
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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'Towers in the Tempest' is a 4.5 minute narrated animation that explains recent scientific insights into how hurricanes intensify. This intensification can be caused by a phenomenon called a 'hot tower'.
GPM Poster showing the GPM core observatory and constellation satellites
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This poster for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) shows the GPM Core Observatory and constellation satellites on the front, and GPM information and educational activities on the back.
Front page of lithograph showing the GPM core
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An informational lithograph / handout which shows images of the GPM Core Observatory and constellation satellites, and explains the goals and methods of the GPM mission.
Landslide in the Philippine village of Guinsaugon,
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This article explains how NASA scientists use TRMM satellite rainfall data to help predict and prepare for landslides.
NASA Earth Science: Climate Variability and Change
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This website explores NASA's role in characterizing, understanding and predicting climate variability and change.

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