On Feb. 27, 2019, we celebrated five years in orbit for the NASA/JAXA Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM). Launched from Japan on Feb. 27, 2014, GPM has changed the way we see precipitation. It has provided unprecedented three-dimensional views of precipitation light rain to intense thunderstorms. To mark its five years, we’re looking back at five big moments in GPM’s history of observing storms.
Music provided by Killer Tracks: “Life Defrosts,” “Revolutions Are Infinite,” “Formulas and Equations” Complete transcript available.
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Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Ryan Fitzgibbons