GPM: Too Much, Too Little

This little video helps earth science learners understand the importance of recording precipitation patterns and forecasting where and when the next extreme events may occur. Various meteorologists share Global Precipitation Measurement satellite images in order to explain how they are used for modeling and prediction. This clip could be added to a lecture in order to enrich a weather unit or a remote sensors and satellites lesson.

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Pros

  • Alternates between farming footage, scientists speaking, and satellite imagery to help maintain viewer interest
  • Showcases how satellite technology can prepare us for extreme weather occurrences 
Cons

  • Although informative, the clip is not particularly engaging; have viewers take notes while watching or prepare a few follow-up questions for accountability