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Amazon Precipitation (IMERG)

Animation of precipitation rates over the Amazon Rain Forest as it pulsates with the diurnal cycle. Notice how during the day precipitation amounts increase and then decrease nightly.

The ten satellites in the Global Precipitation Measurement Constellation provide unprecedented information about the rain and snow across the entire Earth. These visualizations show the constellation in action, taking precipitation measurements underneath the satellite orbits. As time progresses and the Earth's surface is covered with measurements, the structure of the Earth's preciptation becomes clearer, from the constant rainfall patterns along the Equator to the storm fronts in the mid-latitudes.

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