GPM Mission Brochure

Ellen Gray
Heather Hanson
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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 (GPM) mission is an international partnership co-led by NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). The mission centers on the deployment of the GPM Core Observatory and consists of a network, or constellation, of additional satellites that together will provide next-generation global observations of precipitation from space. The GPM Core Observatory will carry an advanced radar/radiometer system and serve as a reference standard to unify precipitation measurements from all satellites that fly within the constellation."

Table of Contents:

  • Precipitation Measurement Science
  • Global Precipitation Measurement Mission
  • GPM Core Observatory
  • GMI: GPM Microwave Imager
  • DPR: Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar
  • Spacecraft Design
  • Ground System and Data
  • GPM Mission Applications: A Global Understanding for a Better Future
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