NASA global precipitation measurement mission to advance hazard tracking

  • Extreme Heat - Northern Territory, Australia

    4 minutes ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - China

    18 minutes ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia

    22 minutes ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Xinjiang Uygur, China

    37 minutes ago INFORMATION

  • Floods - Luanda, Angola

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Luanda, Angola

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Landslides - Democratic Republic of the Congo

    1 day ago INFORMATION

  • Blizzard - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Middle Africa and Eastern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Northwestern, United States

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Fuego, Guatemala

    1 hour ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Popocatepetl, Mexico

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Reventador, Ecuador

    2 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - Bouvet Island region

    3 hours ago WATCH

  • Winter Storm - Southwestern, United States

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    3 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Sangay, Ecuador

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sabancaya, Peru

    3 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Semeru, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Winter Storm - Alaska, United States

    4 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Dukono, Indonesia

    4 hours ago WATCH

  • Severe Weather - E of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    5 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Extreme Cold - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Sheveluch, Russia

    5 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Munising, MI Region, United States

    6 hours ago WARNING

  • Wildfire - SW of Kitchener, Western Australia, Australia

    6 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Severe Weather - Montreal, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Northern Rockies and Plains, United States

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • High Wind - Cap-Chat, Québec, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • High Wind - Port Burwell, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

    7 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.0 - 65 km SSE of Gorontalo, Indonesia

    7 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Suwanosejima, Japan

    8 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - W of Dasht Kaur Basin, United Arab Emirates and Oman

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volta Basin, W of White Volta River, Ghana and Togo

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of San Juan de Nicaragua, Río San Juan, Nicaragua

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, China, India and Myanmar

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yalu River Basin, China, South Korea and North Korea

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Baoding, North China

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Golmud, Qinghai, China

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Don Basin, NE of Don River, Russia and Ukraine

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southeastern Paraguay

    10 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Guyana

    11 hours ago INFORMATION

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - North Island of New Zealand

    11 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Snow Squall - NW of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

    13 hours ago WATCH

  • Blowing Snow - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

    15 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - south of Panama

    17 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Storms - Brazil

    18 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Ebeko, Russia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Earthquake - 5.1 - 220 km SW of Bengkulu, Indonesia

    18 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Winter Storm - Western, United States

    19 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Eastern Africa, Middle Africa and Northern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hingol Basin, W of Hingol River, Iran and Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Abhe Bad Basin, Eastern Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Turkmenbasy, Balkan, Turkmenistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - La Paz, Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Tanzania

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yaqui Basin, E of Yaqui River, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Usumacinta Basin, Usumacinta and Grijalva Rivers, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Tecuala, Nayarit, Mexico

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Nueve de Julio, Pampas Argentina

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Orinoco Basin, Orinoco and Apure Rivers, Colombia and Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Pedro Luro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salvador, Northeast Brazil

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Carupano, Sucre, Venezuela

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Murray Basin, Murray, Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers, Australia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Amazon Basin, W of Mamore River, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Magdalena Basin, SW of Magdalena River, Colombia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Middle Africa and Western Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Bengawan Solo Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Parana Basin, South America

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Merauke, Papua, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Raba, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Hari Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Mahakam Basin, Indonesia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Kapuas Basin, Kapuas and Mahakam Rivers, Indonesia and Malaysia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, W of Irrawaddy River, Myanmar and Thailand

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Vam Co Basin, NE of Vam Co River, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Aurangabad, Bihar, India

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ganges Basin, Penner and Damodar Rivers, India and Bangladesh

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Zhosaly, Aqtöbe and Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chamdo, Qinghai, Xizang and Yunnan, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hyderabad, Baluchistan, Punjab and Sind, Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Cauvery Basin, Sri Lanka

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, India and Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Irrawaddy Basin, Bangladesh and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Salween Basin, S of Salween River, China, India and Myanmar

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chao Phraya Basin, South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yangtze Basin, NE of Yangtze River, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - SE of Karachi, Sind, Pakistan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Mekong Basin, South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Hanggin Houqi, Nei Mongol and Ningxia Hui, China

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Indus Basin, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Shatt Al Arab Basin, Iran, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Brahmaputra Basin, Eastern Asia, Southern Asia and South-eastern Asia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yenisey Basin, SW of Selenga River, Russia and Mongolia

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - W of Behbehan, Khuzestan, Iran

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Nigeria

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Saint-Louis, Saint-Louis, Mauritania

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Niger and Bani Rivers, Burkina Faso and Mali

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Lamu, Lamu, Kenya

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Niger Basin, Benin and Nigeria

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Lake Turkana Basin, Kenya

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.4 - central Mid-Atlantic Ridge

    21 hours ago ADVISORY

  • Flood - SE of Baraka Basin, Eritrea and Sudan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Ogooue Basin, Middle Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Conakry, Conakry, Guinea

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, Western Africa

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Flood - Chad Basin, Central African Republic, Sudan and Chad

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Aira, Japan

    21 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Southern India

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - Northern Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Southern Vietnam

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Brunei

    22 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Eastern Malaysia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Storms - Peninsular Malaysia

    23 hours ago WARNING

  • Landslides - Ishikawa, Japan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Cold - South Korea

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Durant, MS Region, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Earthquake - 5.7 - 49 km NE of Bandar-e Lengeh, Iran

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Highsurf - Advisory (Hawaiian Islands)

    1 day ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Ibu, Indonesia

    1 day ago WATCH

  • Flood - E of Barcelos, North Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Kontagora, Niger, Nigeria

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Fonte Boa, Amazonas, Brazil

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NE of Kinabatangan Basin, Philippines

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - E of Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - SW of Viet Tri, Phú Thọ, Vietnam

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - NW of Chattogram, Chittagong, Bangladesh

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Volga Basin, Russia and Kazakhstan

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Pallasovka, Volgograd, Russia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Yellow River Basin, China

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Danube Basin, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - S of Tillaberi, Tillabéry, Niger

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Senegal Basin, SE of Senegal River, Mauritania and Senegal

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Congo Basin, Dem Rep of the Congo and Zambia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - Nile Basin, Egypt

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Flood - N of Farafangana, Fianarantsoa and Toamasina, Madagascar

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Storms - Panama

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Northwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - High Plains United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Southwestern United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Hawaii, United States

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Federated States of Micronesia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Volcano - Mauna Loa, United States

    3 days ago ADVISORY

  • Volcano - Cotopaxi, Ecuador

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Drought - Tuvalu

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Extreme Heat - Western Australia

    1 day ago WARNING

  • Drought - Eastern Africa

    2 days ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Europe

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Africa

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Middle East

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - North America

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Asia Pacific

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Latin America/Caribbean

    7 months ago WARNING

  • Severe Weather - East Java Province, Indonesia

    2 days ago INFORMATION

  • Cholera - Haiti

    3 days ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Uganda

    1 month ago WARNING

  • Ebola Virus - Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

    3 months ago WARNING

  • Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Hawaii

    7 months ago WARNING

November 26, 2013

A new international network, or constellation, of eight satellites will provide unprecedented global observations of precipitation from space. The historic breakthroughs behind this achievement belong in large part to the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a joint National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) satellite launched in 1997 that has advanced precipitation science across the globe.

Expanding on TRMM measurements, NASA is preparing to launch the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) instrument in February 2014. In conjunction with the University of Maryland (UMD), NASA organized the 2013 Global Precipitation Measurement Applications Workshop, which took place on November 12 and 13 at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland. The goals of the two-day event were 1) to update the earth-science and weather-applications communities on TRMM and GPM, 2) to broaden the discussion to address a range of current and future applications of satellite data, and 3) to collect feedback from users on NASA data products and data access.

As a sponsored speaker, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Deputy Executive Director Chris Chiesa participated in the event and chaired a plenary session focusing on hydrological modeling and disaster response. Chiesa presented on PDC’s use of satellite-derived information, including TRMM rainfall estimates and MODIS “hot spot” data for wildfire mapping, and provided information on the Center’s activities around the world. Other plenary sessions explored topics of weather forecasting, water resources, agricultural modeling, food security, ecological forecasting, and public health.

A broad range of United States Government agencies attended the Workshop, including representatives from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In addition, various universities and private sector companies participated in the workshop. This event is meant to be the first in a series of workshops on this mission to keep the community informed about how GPM is performing and how resulting data are being used.

For more information on this event:
• Visit the GPM Applications Workshop event site,
• Find more informaiton from workshop presentations, and
• Read more about the TRMM and GPM missions.

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