NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Data [Planned Mission]
Entry ID: NASA_GPM_PLACE_HOLDER

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Summary
Abstract: [Note: This mission is in the implementation phase. Please monitor the GPM web page for mission updates http://pmm.nasa.gov/ ]

[Text Source: NASA Science Missions Directorate Homepage, http://nasascience.nasa.gov/missions/gpm ]

GPM Constellation is a joint mission with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other international partners. Building upon the success of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), it will initiate the measurement of global precipitation, a key climate factor. Its science objectives are: to improve ongoing efforts to predict climate by providing near-global measurement of precipitation, its distribution, and physical processes; to improve the accuracy of weather and precipitation forecasts through more accurate measurement of rain rates and latent heating; and to provide more frequent and complete sampling of the Earth's precipitation. GPM Constellation is envisioned to consist of a core spacecraft to measure precipitation structure and to provide a calibration standard for the constellation spacecraft, an international constellation of NASA and contributed spacecraft to provide frequent precipitation measurements on a global basis, calibration/validation sites distributed globally with a broad array of precipitation-measuring instrumentation, and a global precipitation data system to produce and distribute global rain maps and climate research products.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) project home page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: NASA Science Missions GPM home page.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: JAXA GPM home Page


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: JAXA EORC GPM home page


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA Science Missions Directorate
Dataset Title: NASA Global Precipitation Measurement Data [Planned Mission]
Online Resource: http://pmm.nasa.gov/


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GPM >Global Precipitation Measurement    [Information]


Instrument
GMI >Global Precipitation Measurement Microwave Imager    [Information]
DPR >Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar    [Information]


Project
GPM >Global Precipitation Measurement    [Information]


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Data Center
GPM Project Office, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pmm.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GAIL SKOFRONICK-JACKSON
Phone: 301-614-5720
Email: gail.s.jackson at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Greenbelt Road
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20770
Country: USA


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-08-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-28

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