This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Measurement Data Now Public and More

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This Week at NASA: Global Precipitation Measurement Data Now Public and More

Precipitation information from the first six months of the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory mission now is fully available to the public.

Launched from Japan in February, the joint NASA and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission works with international partner satellites to produce precise and standardized data sets on worldwide rainfall, snowfall and other precipitation. The data can be used to improve forecasts of extreme weather events like floods and help decision makers worldwide better manage water resources. Also, Earthquake data from the air, Next ISS crew trains, Talking STEM with students and OSIRIS-REx time capsule.

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