Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission


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Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission

[¦träp·ə·kəl ′rān‚fȯl ‚mezh·ər·iŋ ‚mish·ən]
(meteorology)
A meteorological satellite used for mapping tropical precipitation in order to better understand the earth's climate system and to verify climate models. Abbreviated TRMM.
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Kozu, et al., "Development of Precipitation Radar Onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Satellite," IEEE Transactions Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol.
Water vapor amount over ocean has been continuously measured with several satellite-borne microwave instruments (e.g., SSMI instruments carried by DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) satellites, AMSR-E sensor launched onboard the NASA's (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Aqua satellite, microwave imager carried by the TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), etc.) dating back to the late 1970s.
A new NASA animation using data from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite known as TRMM shows rainfall from tropical cyclones in the western Atlantic, as measured from space.
With the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) working round the clock, even weathermen won't miss out on accurate forecasts.
Typhoon Morakot brought enormous amounts of rainfall to Taiwan and China and NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) estimated it from space.
Our picture of the meteorology over West Africa has fortunately changed dramatically, as a result of such milestones as the Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) Atlantic Tropical Experiment (GATE) in 1974, the launch of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite in 1997, and the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) research project and field campaign (Janicot et al.
A period of 15 years (from 1998 to 2012) of TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) satellite data was analyzed, from a climatological point of view.
EDT), heavy convective thunderstorms were found in Nadine's northeastern quadrant by NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite.
They also analyzed storm data reports from the National Climactic Data Center and meteorological drought conditions using historical rain gauge and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Kozu, T., and Coauthors, 2001: Development of Precipitation Radar onboard the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite.
Data from GPM and the predecessor Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) have been fundamental to a broad range of applications and end-user groups and are among the most widely downloaded Earth science data products across NASA.
Built on the success of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), the next-generation GPM mission consists of new precipitation measurement instruments and a constellation of international research and operational satellites to provide improved measurements of precipitation globally.

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