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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) designed to monitor and study tropical rainfall.

(Friday, March 28, 2014) The TRMM VIRS instrument will remain off. (READ MORE).

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 tropical depression JACK  3-d pr view of tropical depression JACK
Tuesday April 22, 2014
Tropical Depression Jack
Tropical cylone JACK had weakened to a tropical depression when the TRMM satellite passed above on April 22, 2014 at 1120 UTC capturing data used in the images above. The approximate location of JACK's center is shown as a red circle. Almost all rainfall near the the tropical cyclone's center had ceased but TRMM PR found that JACK was producing rain at a rate of over 130mm/hr (about 5.1 inches) in outer bands.

Click here to see earlier TRMM images of tropical cyclone JACK.

 tropical depression jack track image

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Tropical Disturbance Adds Rain To Philippines
On April 21, 2014 at 2219 UTC the TRMM flew over stormy weather within a tropical disturbance near the Philippines. Precipitation from this tropical low adds to above normal rainfall for the Philippines during the past 30 days. Heavy rainfall with the slow moving remnants of tropical depression Peipah caused flooding in the Philippines earlier this month.
 tropical low 98w
 3-d pr view of tropical low 98w
TRMM's Precipitation Radar data were used to make a 3-D vertical slice through the tallest thunderstorm towers in this area of stormy weather. This slice shows that some storms were returning radar reflectivity values of greater than 52dBZ and were reaching altitudes of above 16.5 km (about 10.2 miles).
Images and Captions by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC)
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link to  extreme events archives  link to  3 hourly rainfall image + a week of global rainfall accumulation link to images showing potential flood areas rain accumulation plots and  realtime PR vertical slice images link to Latest 30 Day average rainfall image, anomalies image  and
 ENSO Precipitation Index (ESPI) information. link to averaged monthly rainfall (3B43) Link to the latest quicklook at TRMM orbits  Link to the Educational CLASSROOM MODULES (pdf files)  and VIDEOS

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Curator: Harold.F.Pierce@nasa.gov
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Tuesday April 22, 2014

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