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GPM Webinar: Ground Validation and satellite Measurement

The GPM Mission

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission is partnering with The GLOBE Program to hold a Student Precipitation Field Campaign to collect data from 1 February through mid-April 2015.

The GPM Mission, which launched on 27 February 2014, examines one important aspect of the water cycle – precipitation. The GLOBE field campaign is an opportunity for students to participate in ground validation for the GPM satellite, investigating the question: "How do ground-based observations compare to satellite rainfall estimates?" Students will also be able to compare their data with that of participating schools around the globe, networks of "official" rain gauges, as well as to long-term climatological data. During the Field Campaign, students and teachers will be able to participate in webinars and read blog posts by NASA scientists and engineers.

The GPM Webinar

This webinar, Ground Validation and Satellite Measurement, will take place on Monday, 18 February 2015. This webinar is for teachers, and discusses how and why ground validation is done and how it relates to satellite observations.

This webinar will be hosted by the GPM Education and Communication Team, with a special guest from the GPM Ground Validation Team. Two equivalent webinars will take place on Wednesday, 18 February, at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm EST (UTC-5). For registration information, click here.

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Events origin: GLOBE Implementation Office