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STEM Careers Exploration
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A presentation and capture sheet to help students explore career options in STEM fields, at NASA and beyond.
Worldwide Rain Gauges Animation
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A simple illustrative comparison of the number of rain gauges active worldwide.
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.
Photo of the GPM Core Observatory Paper Model
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Build a paper model of the GPM Core Observatory and learn about the technology the satellite will use to measure precipitation from space.
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.
The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) Lesson
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In this activity students learn the purpose of the GPM mission, the parts of the satellite and their functions and build an edible model of the satellite.
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.
Faces of GPM: Engineers
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Interview with several key engineers who help build and test the GPM Core Observatory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
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.

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