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March 14, 2024, 8 p.m. ET Register Here Overview On March 22 we celebrate World Water Day! For the next in our GPM 10-in-10 webinar series, join NASA scientists to learn all about freshwater, Earth’s most precious resource. Find out how and why NASA keeps track of Earth's limited freshwater resources and discover how you can monitor precipitation yourself as a citizen scientist working with CoCoRaHS and the GLOBE Program . Guest speakers include John Bolten, Chris Kidd, Noah Newman, Marilé Colón Robles, and Dorian Janney. About the Speakers John Bolten John is Chief of the Hydrological
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A pair of powerful atmospheric river events brought heavy precipitation across much of coastal California this week, resulting in record rainfall totals, extensive flooding, numerous landslides, hurricane-force winds, and power outages. These types of atmospheric river events that impact the U.S. West Coast are also known as the “Pineapple Express” due to their transport of moisture up from the Tropics originating around Hawaii. The first event had the greatest impact on northern and central California. It was initiated when a large low-pressure trough located in the northeast Pacific

Resumption of radar and combined NRT products

On 16 January 2024, JAXA MOS will begin sending an NRT version of L1B Ku and Ka radar. PPS NRT will begin producing L2 KU, KA, and DPR radar products. It will also begin producing combined GMI/radar products. All these products will have the data version V07X. The X is to designate that this is not the final code for radar products including boost adjustments but an early one to allow resumption of GPM NRT. The final version will arrive in March 2024. The algorithm versions for the radar products will also change. So, if you retrieve radar products based on file names, you should not use the
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In mid-December 2023, the far north region of Australia’s Queensland state experienced heavy precipitation and flooding as a result of Tropical Cyclone Jasper, which made landfall on December 13 north of the town of Port Douglas. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center began issuing bulletins on Jasper on December 5 as it developed into a tropical depression over the Western South Pacific Ocean. By December 7, Jasper had strengthened to a Category 4-equivalent cyclone on the Saffir-Simpson scale as it tracked southwestward. By the time it made landfall on December 13, Jasper’s winds had weakened back
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Celebrate the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission's 10th Anniversary! The NASA / JAXA GPM Core Observatory satellite launched on Feb. 27, 2014 from Tanagashima Space Center in Japan, marking the start of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission . We will celebrate this ten-year anniversary throughout 2024 with special events and opportunities. We invite all of you to join us as we share how this international constellation has improved life around the globe. About GPM The GPM Mission & Core Observatory Satellite GPM Applications & Societal Benefits IMERG - A Global Map of Earth's Rain

GPM Core Observatory in Sun Point Mode

On Dec. 1, 2023, at 7:43 p.m. ET (Dec. 2 at 00:43 GMT) the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory (GPM-CO) satellite transitioned to Sun Point Mode (SPM) via onboard fault management response due to excessive attitude errors. Reaction Wheel #5 showed anomalous behavior and was taken out of the control loop during the reconfiguration. It is unclear currently whether this was the cause, or a result, of the attitude error. Subsequently, a solar array pointing error required additional recovery work. This condition has stopped the collection of science data from both the GMI and DPR
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February 8, 2024, 8 p.m. ET Overview In the first webinar of our series we will introduce you to the GPM mission and some of the key GPM team members who have been critical to its success. Our current Project Scientist George Huffman will provide an overview of the missions’ science objectives and discuss a few of GPM’s achievements over the past 10 years. Candace Carlisle, who served as GPM’s Deputy Project Manager through launch and check-out, will talk about the engineering behind the GPM mission and share a few of her experiences. Former GPM Project Scientist Scott Braun will explore GPM’s
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GPM Orbit Raise Burn #2 Complete

The GPM Mission Operations have successfully executed Orbit Raise Burn #2 for the GPM Core Observatory (GPM-CO). The maneuver performance was NOMINAL . Burn Start: 17:22:42 UTC* Burn End: 17:32:32 UTC* Duration: 590 seconds *slightly earlier than the planned time stated yesterday – adjusted to optimize altitude-raise performance and subsequent operational events. This completes the GPM-CO altitude-raising process; subsequent work will focus on returning the data products to regular production with as little difference from pre-boost behavior as possible. Note that DPR data will be held pending