A Global Eye on Tropical Rainfall: Tropical Rainfall Measuring

Entry_ID: GCRIO 039 GCRIO_Inventory: 1 Entry_Title: A Global Eye on Tropical Rainfall: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Document_Author: None Agency_Name: NASA>National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Start_Date: 1993-06-01
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: General Interest

As part of Phase I of Mission to Planet Earth, NASA will undertake a new
series of "Earth Probe" missions in the 1990s to advance our understanding of
global climate change and its impact on human societies. Earth Probes are
missions to designed to complement the Earth Observing System (EOS) by
acquiring observations that require specific orbits and/or timelines that
cannot be met by the EOS program. These missions will address unique and
highly focused areas of interest in Earth science. Measurement of tropical
rainfall is a necessary step in global change research.
Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: "NASA Office of Mission to Planet Earth"
Dataset_ID: PAM-544
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: Johnson
First_Name: Danin
Email: None
Phone: 202/479-0360
Fax: 202/479-2566
Group: Address
Document Resource Facility
Earth Science Support Office
300 D Street, SW, Suite 840
Washington, DC 20024
Storage_Medium: 12 pages of printed matter (brochure)
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Clouds
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Humidity
Parameter: Atmospheric Composition > Water Vapor
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Evaporation
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Evapotranspiration
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Humidity
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Precipitation
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Storms
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics > Winds
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Temperature
Parameter: Earth Radiative Processes > Thermal Inertia
Discipline: Earth Science > Atmosphere
Location: Global
Keyword: NASA
Keyword: Mission to Planet Earth
Keyword: earth probes
Keyword: remote sensing
Keyword: satellite missions
Keyword: space science
Keyword: rainfall
Keyword: precipitation
Keyword: TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission)