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TRMM operated from 1997 - 2015 and carried the first on-orbit active/passive instruments to study tropical rainfall. 3B42* data will continue through mid-2017 ...more

An international satellite mission launched by NASA and JAXA on Feb. 27, 2014, that will set new standards for precipitation measurements worldwide using a network of satellites united by the GPM Core Observatory. Get data


NOAA has reprocessed the global IR data for 10 UTC 26 April through 14 UTC 27 April due to dropped images, and all 3B41RT and 3B42RT files for this time period have been reprocessed by PPS and are...
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TRMM image of the Earth displaying the last 3 hours of global rainfall accumulation

GPM Data

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Precipitation data from the GPM and TRMM missions is made available free to the public in a variety of formats from several sources. This section outlines the different types of data available, the levels of processing, the sources to download the data, and some helpful tips for utilizing precipitation data in your research. 


The GPM Core Observatory successfully launched from Tanegashima Space Center, Japan, at 1:37pm EST on February 27th 2014. Use these resources to stay updated on GPM news and help celebrate this historic occasion.


Photos and videos that tell the story of the Precipitation Measurement Missions. Watch the GPM Core Observatory being built and tested at NASA Goddard, learn about the science of measuring precipitation, and more.


Through an advanced set of instruments, TRMM and GPM provide new information on precipitation characteristics and how rain and snow interact within the Earth system. This section explores how space-borne precipitation measurements are acquired, processed, and utilized.