The recently launched joint U.S./Japanese Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) spacecraft has transmitted early imagery that distinguishes between rain and snowfall associated with an extra tropical cyclone over the northwest Pacific Ocean, signaling a steady stream of improved data for global weather and climate models. GPM data is expected to enhance the forecasting of hurricanes, flooding, landslides and droughts. The 4-ton spacecraft, developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight ...

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