Tracking rain and snow across the globe
NASA released a new visualization of storms that took place in 2014 gathered from the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory–a satellite network created with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)–that provides near real-time precipitation data covering most of the planet.
One of the stated goals of this project is to assist emergency management teams in issuing evacuation notices with the data to back it up.
For more information, check out the press release from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
Visualizations like this one are done here at CASIT through the ACISS cluster managed by our Research Support Services team. For more information about their work, please check out their website.