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[ Release of "JAXA 3D RAINFALL WATCH" website ] new
June 14, 2022

"JAXA 3D RAINFALL WATCH" website provides images and videos of three-dimensional rainfall observed by the Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR), which measures rainfall in three dimensions from space.

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[ Today's Earth Research and Development Group received The Fifth Space Development and Utilization Grand Prize by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. ]
March 18, 2022

Prof. Kei Yoshimura(JAXA/UT), Dr. Wenchao Ma(UT) and Mr. Kosuke Yamamoto(JAXA), who were involved in the development of "Today's Earth," a global terrestrial hydrological simulation system that makes effective use of satellite data including GSMaP, received The Fifth Space Development and Utilization Grand Prize by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.

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[ Eight years have passed since the GPM Core Observatory was launched! ]
February 28, 2022

Eight years have passed since the GPM Core Observatory was launched from the JAXA Tanegashima Space Center on February 28, 2014!
The GPM Core Observatory continues to observe the global precipitation till now. Taking over the will of TRMM, we hope that the GPM Core Observatory will live longer.

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[ Performance improvement in global precipitation data from satellites ]
December 22, 2021

In order to provide more user friendly and high-accuracy precipitation data, JAXA has continuously conducted the researches for improving rainfall estimation algorithm in cooperation with universities and research institutions. We are pleased to announce that following data versions have been upgraded since December 2021.

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[ GPM Products (Version 07) Release ]
December 6, 2021

JAXA have started to provide a new version (Version 07) of GPM standard products.
The GPM V07 products are available from the G-Portal

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[ New GSMaP (v8) is now available ]
December 1, 2021

We start distributing the new GSMaP of algorithm version 8 on December 1, 2021.
The GSMaP v8 in binary and txt format is distributed as same format as current version, and we add netcdf format for real-time and near-real-time GSMaP of algorithm version 8. The currently distributed GSMaP products of v6 and v7 continue to be provided operationally.

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[ The floods caused by heavy rainfall in Germany and Belgium
-increase of heavy rainfall under climate change- ]

September 28, 2021

In July 2021, intermittent heavy rainfall occurred elsewhere across Europe, causing flooding and enormous damage particularly in Germany and Belgium.
From the perspective of providing information on precipitation condition, JAXA/EORC conducted the analysis using data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory, the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP), etc., which observe condition of rain from space.

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September 27, 2021

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