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  • TRMM image of tropical cyclone Magda’s eyewall off the northwest coast of Australia on January 21st, 2010.

    Tropical Cyclones

    Constantly scanning the Earth’s surface, the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) allows scientists to both track tropical cyclones and forecast their progression.

  • Tornado funnel touching down near a tree, with dark storm clouds above

    Extreme Weather

    Numerical weather prediction (NWP) is the use of computer models to predict upcoming weather. TRMM and GPM provide more accurate and frequent observations of rainfall in near real-time which helps numerical weather prediction centers around the world.