Submitted by JacobAdmin on Wed, 04/01/2015
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Animation showing the precipitation left by Hurricane Bertha as it churned off the United States East Coast. It then weakens from Hurricane status. However, despite it's loss of Hurricane strength, the remaining storm proceeds to march across the Atlantic eventually drenching the United Kingdom.

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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Credit: NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio