Global Precipitation Measurement Satellite

December 27, 2013--How is global warming affecting precipitation? New satellite to help explain. (Science Monitor)

The United States and Japan are getting set to launch a 4.3-ton satellite designed to monitor rain and snowfall in unprecedented detail. The agencies announced on Thursday that they have scheduled the launch for Feb. 28, 2014, from Japan's Tanegashima Space Center on an island off the southern tip of the larger island of Kyushu.


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