Larry's Look | NASA Earth-observing mission

Larry's Look | NASA Earth-observing mission

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 11:24 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- NASA  launched a new satellite last  month to investigate rain and snowfall mysteries around the world.

Much is still unknown about the precipitation, clouds and storm systems that form around the world. 

A new NASA Earth-observing mission is investigating the  water cycle, measuring precipitation and collecting X-ray and CAT-scan like images of rain clouds, hurricanes, blizzards and more.

Knowing how much rain or snow is falling and where is important for more than just deciding what to wear or whether to reschedule an outdoor event.

It’s important for understanding how much fresh water is available around the world and improving forecasting models of extreme weather events that cause hurricanes, floods and droughts

This morning on Larry’s Look,  Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum / NASA Scientist, talked about the project and how it will be used internationally. 

It’s called the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory and serves as an anchor to link data from a network of current and planned satellites.
 

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