Introduction to Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Data and Applications
Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET), NASA
Three 1-hour Webinar Sessions, Dates: 17, 24, and 31 March 2015
Each session will be held two times a day to allow national and international participation from different time zones: Time: 8-9 AM and 1-2 PM Eastern US
This online trainings will introduce participants to the data and applications of the GPM (Global Precipitation Measurement) mission. GPM is an international satellite mission that provides next-generation observations of rain and snow worldwide every three hours. The GPM mission will help advance our understanding of Earth’s water and energy cycles, improve the forecasting of extreme events that cause natural disasters, and extend current capabilities of using satellite precipitation information to directly benefit society.
Week-1 (March 17)
Introduction to Precipitation Remote Sensing and Overview of TRMM, Introduction to GPM Mission and Sensors, Examples of Precipitation Data Applications
Week-2 (March 24)
Overview of GPM Data Products and Data Access
Week-3 (March 31)
GPM-IMERG Product (Guest Speaker Dr. George Huffman, NASA) Live Demonstration of GPM Data Access and GIS Applications
All training materials will be available in English and Spanish.
Please only register for one of the session times below:
A certificate will be awarded to participants who attend all three sessions and submit completed homework assigned during the course.
Dr. Amita Mehta obtained her Ph. D. in Meteorology from the Florida State University in 1991. Dr. Mehta’s interest and expertise are in satellite remote sensing of geophysical parameters and their analysis to understand climate and its variability. Dr. Mehta has extensive experience in a variety of topics including retrievals of clouds, rain, and radiative fluxes from satellite measurements, use of cloud resolving models, use of a hierarchy of radiative transfer models, statistical analyses of in situ and remote sensing observations, and weather and climate model outputs. Dr. Mehta is a member of NASA Energy and Water Cycle group and focuses on understanding atmospheric water cycle and analysis of extreme rain all events over global tropical and mid-latitude regions. Dr. Mehta served as a member of NASA-GSFC Giovanni team and is involved in developing web-based data and analysis training modules for water resource users and management communities.