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Regional water cycle exploration with Giovanni

Jim Washburne
Topic: Water cycle
Course Type: intro

Description

Explore the transition of rainfall across the US - in particular how significant the 100th Meridian break is between the east and west. Use the Giovani interface and TRMM data sets to plot the East to West latitude averaged rainfall for different annual periods.

Goals

Understand how rainfall varies spatially across the western US

Assessment

Evaluate maps created by Giavoni

References

http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/techlab/giovanni/

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