Videos

GPM 10-in-10 Webinar Series: Webinar 1: Overview of the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission

GPM Core Observatory Launch Animation

This animation depicts the launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory satellite from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan. The launch occurred on Feb. 27, 2014. GPM is an international satellite mission that provides advanced observations of rain and snowfall worldwide, several times a day to enhance our understanding of the water and energy cycles that drive Earth's climate. The data provided by the Core Observatory is used to calibrate precipitation measurements made by an international network of partner satellites to quantify when, where, and how much it rains or...

NASA Tracks Freddy, Longest-lived Tropical Cyclone on Record

GPM IMERG precipitation rates and totals from Tropical Cyclone Freddy, Feb. 6 - March 12, 2023. Credit: NASA 

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NASA IMERG Precipitation Rates & Accumulations from Hurricane Ida, Aug. 26 - 30, 2021

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How NASA Satellites Help Model the Future of Climate

How NASA Data Helps Study Animals on the Move

2020 Hurricane Season Visualization

This visualization shows the hurricanes and tropical storms of 2020 as seen by NASA’s Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) - a data product combining precipitation observations from infrared and microwave satellite sensors united by the GPM Core Observatory. IMERG rain rates (in mm/hr) are overlaid on infrared cloud data from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Cloud Composite dataset together with storm tracks from the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting (ATCF) model. Sea surface temperatures (SST) are also shown over the oceans...

GPM and Transportation and Logistics

In a series of three half-day virtual meetings, this workshop will focus on current applications and future opportunities of NASA precipitation and cloud data products to support transport and logistical activities for aviation, maritime, roads and highway transportation systems. The workshop will bring together representatives from federal and state operational agencies and private companies to discuss how NASA precipitation and cloud products could be better leveraged to inform decision-making for transport and logistical operations. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for end...

International Space Station Flyover of Hurricane Zeta

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of Hurricane Zeta at 12:50 pm ET October 28, as it churned 200 miles south-southwest of New Orleans packing winds of 90 miles an hour. Credit: NASA International Space Station