NASA Announces a new Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team
In February, 2010, the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) announced the selection of a new Precipitation Measurement Mission (PMM) Science Team for the period 2010-2012. This integrated science team supports the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) to develop algorithms that link what the satellite sees to meaningful precipitation estimates, carry out ground validation activities, and conduct scientific research. The PMM Science Team comprises 58 principal investigators selected through the SMD Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences – 2009.
The science team has been conducting scientific investigations in three major categories: (1) development, evaluation, and validation of TRMM and GPM retrieval algorithms, (2) development of methodologies for improved application of satellite measurements, and (3) utilization of satellite and ground-based measurements for physical process studies to gain a better understanding of precipitation microphysics, remote sensing, and hydrometeorology, and integrated applications.
Learn more about the Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team