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By studying rain and snow, NASA can better understand how to model natural disasters, forecast crop yields and prevent water-borne diseases, including West Nile and the Zika virus. Now, NASA has created the most complete record to date of rainfall patterns all over the world. With nearly 20 years of data, this record looks back for key clues to uncovering the future of our planet.
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the global pattern revealed by this satellite data is IMERG data team head at NASA and research physical scientist Dr. George Huffman.