Rainfall (1 month - TRMM)

Rainfall (1 month - TRMM) | NASA

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Rainfall is essential for life on Earth. Rain is a main source of fresh water for plants and animals. These maps show where and how much rain fell around the world on the dates shown. Notice that most rain falls near the equator. Notice also that more rain falls on the ocean than on land. The NASA instrument that made these rainfall measurements flies on a satellite orbiting our world near the equator, so it only measures rainfall near the equator and not at high latitudes, nor in Earth's polar regions.

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June 2014

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What do the colors mean?

Dark blue areas show where a lot of rain has fallen. Pale green to turquoise show increasing amounts of rainfall.

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NASA Goddard Earth Sciences DISC

Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM)

Credits

TRMM imagery provided by NASA Goddard Earth Sciences DISC, based on data from NASA and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

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