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Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission: Monitoring the Global Tropics for 3 Years and BeyondThe Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) was launched in November 1997 as a joint U.S.-Japanese mission to advance understanding of the global energy and water cycle by providing distributions of rainfall and latent heating over the global tropics. As a part of NASA's Earth System Enterprise, TRMM seeks to understand the mechanisms through which changes in tropical rainfall influence global circulation. Additionally, a goal is to improve the ability to model these processes in order to predict global circulations and rainfall variability at monthly and longer time scales. Such understanding has implications for assessing climate processes related to El Nino/La Nina and Global Warming. TRMM has also provided unexpected and exciting new knowledge and applications in areas related to hurricane monitoring, lightning, pollution, hydrology, and other areas. This CD-ROM includes a self-contained PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of TRMM and significant science results; a set of data movies or animation; and listings of current TRMM-related publications in the literature.
Document ID
Document Type
Other - NASA Publication (NP)
Shepherd, Marshall (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Starr, David OC.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.83:2001-5-268-GSFC
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.