The State of Rain

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The U.S. Geological Survey has released a satellite-based rainfall monitoring dataset specifically designed to support the early detection of drought around the world. The State of Rain: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/the-state-of-rain/?from=title

Developed as a partnership between the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Climate Hazards Group, this new dataset allows experts who specialize in the early warning of drought and famine to monitor rainfall in near real-time, at a high resolution, over most of the globe (from 50°N to 50°S).

Read more at: http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/the-state-of-rain/?from=title

 

Source:

http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/the-state-of-rain/?from=title

 

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