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SCI/TECH: NASA Will Operate TRMM Satellite Through Spring 2005

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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 10:29 PM
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The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft has been collecting data for the last 7 years, 4 years more then it was designed for. It has helped predict rainfall amounts and storms. TRMM spacecraft will continue to operate until they make a decision to do a controlled reentry.


 



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NASA will continue to operate the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) spacecraft through spring 2005.

TRMM has yielded significant scientific research data over the past seven years to users around the globe, four years beyond its original design life. TRMM data has aided the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other users in their scientific research, understanding of rainfall and storm prediction, and by demonstrating its benefits in operational forecasts.

The extension followed release of interim report recommendations today from the National Academy of Science’s (NAS) Committee on the Future of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. The Committee “strongly recommended continued operation of TRMM, at least until such time as a decision on controlled reentry becomes unavoidable.”



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The TRMM satellite has been a valuable tool for researchers. The information collected from it has helped many people and organizations. NASA, NOAA and NAS have all been a part of the research which included the data recieved from 2004 hurricane season.

They will have a full report by next summer. This information may teach us more about the ocean heating and cooling, global warming and other weather related topics.



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posted on Jan, 6 2005 @ 11:07 PM
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Interesting I am glad that some data will be collected to see if our climate is really changing, this winter is going to be one of the most interesting ones in many years, with the unusual amount of rain and snow in the west and the above normal temperatures in the south.

Also will bring niece data of weather change in other parts of the world.



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