Browse Precipitation Resources

Browse Precipitation Resources

GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
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GPM Master Teachers and Pilot Teachers showed their students the data animation depicting six months of global precipitation, and asked their students to share their questions for NASA scientists about this new global portrait of rain and snow.
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11784
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NASA and JAXA released the first images captured by their newest Earth-observing satellite, the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory, which launched into space Feb. 27, 2014.
The Water Cycle - Animation
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This animation shows the entire process of the water cycle throughout the course of a day.
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A video describing how the GPM constellation turns observed radiances and reflectivities of global precipitation into data products.
Getting the Picture: Our Changing Climate
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This free online interactive resource is a multimedia tool for teaching middle and high school students about climate change. It uses an interdisciplinary approach that infuses geography, science, and art...
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 ...
Earth Wheel Lesson Plan
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This is the first of three lessons that have been developed to teach students about Earth’s water cycle, the importance of freshwater resources, and how NASA studies water in Earth’s systems.
TRMM image of hurricane Soulik
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In this lesson, students will learn about hurricanes as a natural hazard. They will learn about technologies that have been developed to mitigate their devastating effects.
Reading a Rain Gauge
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Rain gauges are the most common tool for measuring rain, but how do they actually work? What are some other ways we measure precipitation?
Magnifying glass over a globe.
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Read about why we need to measure precipitation from space, instead of relying solely on ground-based measurements.

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