Applications

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The Precipitation Measurement Missions (PMM) use advanced space-borne instruments to measure global precipitation. Through improved measurements of rain and snow, precipitation data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission can reveal new information on hurricane eyewalls and intensity, measure hazard-triggering rainfall events, provide inputs into climate and land surface models, and offer new insights into agricultural productivity and world health. PMM’s remotely sensed precipitation data enable a diverse range of applications across agencies, research institutions and the global community.

Among others, these subjects include: