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Rainfall Going Global

The newly launched Global Precipitation Mission expands on its predecessor, the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, in its geographic coverage and its measurement capabilities.

NASA Earth Observatory image by Jessel Allen, using TRMM Composite Climatology data courtesy of Robert Atlas and Jian-Jian Wang (University of Maryland). Caption by Holli Riebeek.

Published March 11, 2014
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