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Study: Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul


February 12, 2015

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A new Cornell University study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to catching people by surprise when major flooding occurs. To identify these weak spots, the researchers used the Blue Waters supercomputer at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to perform calculations.Full Story

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