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Dalia B. Kirschbaum, George J. Huffman, Robert F. Adler, Scott Braun, Kevin Garrett, Erin Jones, Amy McNally, Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Erich Stocker, Huan Wu, and Benjamin F. Zaitchik

and specific case studies can be found in Ward and Kirschbaum (2014) and Ward et al. (2015) . NASA’S PMM: BUILDING A LEGACY. TRMM was a research satellite designed to improve our understanding of the distribution and variability of precipitation at daily to yearly time scales over the tropical and subtropical regions of the Earth. It provided much-needed information on rainfall and its associated latent heat release that helps to power global atmospheric circulation and influence both weather

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Gail Skofronick-Jackson, Walter A. Petersen, Wesley Berg, Chris Kidd, Erich F. Stocker, Dalia B. Kirschbaum, Ramesh Kakar, Scott A. Braun, George J. Huffman, Toshio Iguchi, Pierre E. Kirstetter, Christian Kummerow, Robert Meneghini, Riko Oki, William S. Olson, Yukari N. Takayabu, Kinji Furukawa, and Thomas Wilheit

The GPM mission collects essential rain and snow data for scientific studies and societal benefit. Water is essential to our planet. It literally moves mountains through erosion, transports heat in Earth’s oceans and atmosphere, keeps our planet from freezing as a result of radiative impacts of atmospheric water vapor, and causes catastrophes through droughts, floods, landslides, blizzards, and severe storms, but most importantly water is vital for nourishing all life on Earth. Precipitation as

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