Archive: Science Update: What’s Up with Precipitation? How NASA is Helping Us Better Understand Our Home Planet! April 25, 2024

Did you know that NASA has around two dozen satellites that continually monitor our home planet to help us better understand and protect it? Learn more about NASA’s Earth-observing missions and do a deep dive into the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission’s science, technology, and real-world applications. You will leave with a richer understanding as well as a treasure trove of resources related to weather, climate, climate modeling, Earth’s water cycle, and more!

About NASA’s GPM Mission: NASA’s GPM Mission uses satellites to measure Earth's rain and snowfall for the benefit of mankind. Launched by NASA and JAXA on Feb. 27th, 2014, GPM is an international mission that sets the standard for spaceborne precipitation measurements.

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