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Precipitation Measuring Mission (PMM) Science Research Announcement

Precipitation Measuring Mission (PMM) Science
5th Research Announcement

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) announces the solicitation of research proposals for Precipitation Measuring Mission (PMM) to conduct scientific investigations in precipitation science and related tropical energetics in connection with the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). This Research Announcement (RA) is to promote utilization of the TRMM data for understanding the distribution and variation of tropical rainfall and applying them to various scientific areas.

Participation in this RA is open to all categories of domestic and foreign organizations including educational institutions (except for students), industries, non-profit institutions and Japanese Government agencies.

1. Outline of the RA

TRMM satellite, launched in November 1997, is the first satellite dedicated to measuring tropical and subtropical rainfall from space. The mission of TRMM project is to develop a scientific understanding of the global energy and water cycles through quantitative measurement of precipitation and to enable improved prediction capabilities for climate, weather and natural disasters. More than nine years of data have now been accumulated.
This RA emphasizes climate research that utilizes this long accumulation of precipitation data and precursory research that will benefit the planned Global Precipitation Measuring (GPM) mission.

2. Proposal

RA details and forms for proposals can be downloaded from the following:

− RA Details and Forms (Adobe PDF /MS Word)

Proposers without access to the Web or who experience difficulty in using this site may contact PMM RA office (see below) for assistance.

The deadline for submitting proposals is May 18, 2007. ( <- postponed )

3. Reference

Dr. Riko Oki (PMM RA Office)

Earth Observation Research Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8505, JAPAN
Fax: +81-29-868-2961