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IMERG rainfall totals from Cyclone Freddy
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.
2022 PMM Science Team Meeting Group Photo
Above image: In-person attendees of the 2022 PMM Science Team Meeting. Below image: A selection of virtual attendees.
Screenshot of mentors and participants (mentees) during the last session of the 2022 Mentorship Program.
The GPM Applications Team in collaboration with the University of Coimbra created the GPM Mentorship Program to support new users from established and underrepresented communities and provide tailored hands-on learning experiences in using GPM data for applications . The goal of the program is to provide an overview of using state-of-the-art satellite-based precipitation estimates, and to provide users their first experience of applying GPM data to support real-world problems. The 2022 initiative is the first edition of the mentorship program.
Photo of Joe Turk
Affiliation: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA Project Mentee: María Paula Hobouchian
Photo of Jackson Tan
Affiliation: University of Maryland Baltimore County and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA Role: GPM Mentorship Session Facilitator
Photo of Courtney Schumacher
Affiliation: Texas A&M University, College Station, USA Project Mentees: Armand Kablan , Ayuna Santika
Photo of Andrea Portier
Affiliation: Science Systems and Applications, Inc. and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA Project Mentees: Simon Ageet
Photo of Zhong Liu
Affiliation: NASA Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) and George Mason University, Greenbelt, Maryland Project Mentee: Simon Ageet
Photo of Pierre Kirstetter
Affiliation: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA Project Mentees: Odinaka Echeta
Photo of Dorian Janney
Affiliation: ADNET Systems, Inc. & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA Project Mentees: Simon Ageet