Satellite Analyzes Rainfall in Hurricanes Maria, Jose (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption On Sept. 18, 2017, the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, or GPM, core satellite found rain falling at a rate of more than 6.44 inches (163.7 mm) per hour in powerful storms that reached above 9.7 miles (15.7 km). Shades of green to red represent liquid precipitation extending down to the ground. GPM is a joint mission of NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Download: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4585 Credit NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio; data provided by the joint NASA/JAXA GPM mission Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.