Browse Data Resources

Browse Data 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.
LEGO Model of GPM Data from Hurricane Irma
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Step by step instructions and a parts list to build your own LEGO model of GPM precipitation data collected from Hurricane Irma on 9/5/17.
Dive Into a 360-View of Hurricane Maria
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For the first time in 360 degrees, this data visualization takes you inside a hurricane. The precipitation satellite has an advanced radar that measures both liquid and frozen water. Click and drag to look around.
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.
OLYMPEX Advanced Data Analysis Exercise
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This data exercise has students look up precipitation ground data and satellite data for a site in Washington State and do a comparison using a data table and a graph. The activity is expected to take about 45 minutes.
Ground Validation and OLYMPEX Webquest – Elementary Version
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You will learn how we measure rain and snow from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to check the data using ground validation. This particularly relates to the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
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You will learn how we measure precipitation from the ground and from space using satellites, and why we need to do ground validation of the satellite data. You will also learn about the OLYMPEX Field Campaign.
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.

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