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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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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
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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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Mentors Aaron Funk Ali Tokay Andrea Portier Amita Mehta Andrey Savtchenko Ankita Pradhan Ardeshir Ebtehaj Becky Adams-Selin Chuntao Liu Courtney Schumacher Ibrahim N. Mohammed Jackson Tan Joe Turk Linda Bogerd Lisa Milani Marcelo Uriburu Quirno Mei Han Mircea Grecu Pierre Kirstetter Sarah Ringerud Vasco Mantas Yagmur Derin Zhong Liu Aaron Funk Affiliation: Texas A&M University, Texas, USA Project Mentees: Clara Avila Dea Permata; Kaman Ghimire Why are you participating in this program as a mentor? I enjoy sharing any knowledge I've gained throughout my career with others, so the GPM Mentorship
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Sections Alan Vaz Lopez - Characterizing Tropical Droughts Using GPM Data Amy Molina Estrada - Improving Water Resource Management Practices using GPM Ana Maria Pinilla - Hydrological Modeling with GPM IMERG Chetan Gurung - Investigating Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation in the Amazon Rainforest Carlo Montes - Using IMERG in Monitoring Rainfall and the Midsummer Drought in Honduras Clara Avila Dea Permata - Evaluation of Rainfall During the Borneo Vortex Event using IMERG and DPR Daniel Aduragbemi Aderotoye - Investigation of the Performance of IMERG over Nigeria Edson Baptista - Impact of
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Above image: Attendees of the 2023 PMM Science Team Meeting.
Updated: Nov. 8, 2023 George Huffman, GPM Project Scientist The GPM Core Observatory (GPM-CO) satellite performed two orbit boost maneuvers on Nov. 7 and 8 , 2023 that raised its altitude from 400km to 435km. The goal of these boosts is to restore the GPM-CO's lifespan closer to the original estimates of ending in the early 2030’s. Recent lifespan estimates have been getting shorter due to unexpectedly high solar activity, which causes additional atmospheric drag on the spacecraft. The primary goal of restoring GPM-CO’s lifespan is to allow the GPM mission to overlap with the satellites
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Tropical Cyclone Freddy first made landfall along the east coast of Madagascar just north of the town of Mananjary on Feb. 21, 2023, as a Category 3 cyclone with average winds reported at ~81 mph (130 km/h) and gusts up to ~112 mph (180 km/h). After crossing over Madagascar Freddy continued westward over the Mozambique Channel before making landfall again along the east coast of Mozambique just south of Vilankulos as a moderate tropical storm with sustained winds estimated at 50 mph. Despite being weaker at landfall, Freddy caused widespread flooding across parts of Mozambique due to the storm stalling out near the coast after making landfall. Incredibly, Freddy drifted back out over the Mozambique Channel, nearly making landfall along the southwest coast of Madagascar. It then changed direction, re-intensified, weakened, re-intensified one last time, and made landfall once again on March 11 near Quelimane, Mozambique, as a Category 1 cyclone with sustained winds reported at 90 mph.
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Above image: In-person attendees of the 2022 PMM Science Team Meeting. Below image: A selection of virtual attendees.