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Browse STEM Careers Resources

Browse STEM Careers Resources

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Faces of GPM with Steve Nesbitt
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Profile of Steve Nesbitt, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois and a mission scientist on GPM ground validation field campaigns.
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.

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