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Measuring the Rain with the Help of Satellites

An interview with Walt Petersen, David Wolff, and Tiffany Moisan aired on WBOC, a news station serving the Eastern Shore of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. The interview described the GPM mission and its ground validation activities including a new citizen science effort designed around CoCoRAHS rain gauges.
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The Field Support Office supports the Earth science research activities of Code 600 scientists at the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF). The Office also conceives, builds, tests, and operates research sensors and instruments, both at Wallops and at remote sites.

Scientists in the Office use aircraft, balloons, and satellite platforms to participate in the full complement of Earth science research activities, including measurements, retrievals, data analysis, model simulations, and calibration/validation. Office personnel collaborate with other scientists and engineers at Goddard Space Flight Center, other NASA centers, and at universities and other government agencies, both nationally and internationally.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Wallops Science Field Office Research.

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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1.301.286.8955.

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