Saudi Arabia

GPM Views Severe Rain Storms Over Western Saudi Arabia

Intense rain storms have moved into Jeddah, Saudi Arabia today. Heavy downpours caused schools and universities to close. The General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection predicts that Heavy rain will continue for a couple days. NASA's GPM Core Observatory satellite measures precipitation from space with the first space-borne Ku/Ka-band Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) and a multi-channel GPM Microwave Imager (GMI). The satellite passed over western Saudi Arabia on November 21, 2017 at 0123Z. GPM's Microwave Imager (GMI) and Dual-Frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR)