Viewed from space, Earth appears as a mysterious, beautiful blue sphere, inspirationally called the Aqua Planet. Veiled within a thin atmosphere,@the flow of white clouds slowly changes.
From their breathtaking vantage point in space, atmosphere have reported troubling changes in the colors of land and transparency of the atmosphere over the past 20 years. Due to destruction of the equatorial rain forest, subtropical desertification, growth of polar ozone holes and abnormal world-wide weather patterns, Earth's ills may be advancing more rapidly than visual inspection suggests.
TRMM will survey the earth's condition and contribute to understanding the mechanisms of climate change which deeply affects our lives.