Browse Climate Resources

Browse Climate Resources

Chart of IMERG monthly rainfall totals
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Did you know NASA has satellites that observe rain and snow all over the world? With this activity you can access NASA data to see how much precipitation was observed by satellites for your location any time from June 2000 to the present.
Earth
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This interactive lesson will allow you to explore Earth’s freshwater resources. You will learn how NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission is helping us better understand our most valuable natural resource.
Understanding Earth: Whats Up With Precipitation?
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An educational brochure which explores the importance of fresh water to life on Earth and how NASA is monitoring and studying precipitation using satellites like GPM.
https://goo.gl/photos/D2nmJvXwfQLfTfuD7
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This lesson uses cubes as a way to graph precipitation data to compare the precipitation averages and seasonal patterns for several different locations. There are several variations to accommodate various ages and ability levels.
Assessing Drought in the United States
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This short animation from the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network shows how decision makers use a variety of data and in-person reports to assess the drought conditions across the United States.
Water Falls - Getting the Big Picture.vtt
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The second spinoff video for the Science on a Sphere film "Water Falls." This video looks at the uses and advantages of remote sensing.
Beautiful Earth: Snow
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how GPM observes snow, and the importance of understanding snow characteristics and distribution in a changing climate.
Beautiful Earth: Floods and Landslides
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, explains how landslides and floods occur, and how satellite imagery is used in understanding these disasters.
Beautiful Earth: Hurricanes
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GPM Application Science Lead, Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, discusses how GPM observes hurricanes from space, as well as the formation process and properties of these hurricanes.
Exploring Climate Science: A Snow Study
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This curriculum for 5th grade was designed to help students measure basic snow properties through science techniques, and focus on the connection between snowfall in the Sierra Nevada and water availability in the rest of California ...

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