NASA Satellite Tracks Snowfall, World Water Supply

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new NASA study is focusing on snow in the western United States, with a goal of better estimating the world’s supply of fresh water.

NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt controls a satellite called GPM, which tracks rain and snow globally.

“Specifically designed to measure falling snow and rain through the atmosphere,” said Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum, with the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. “And it actually has the most advanced instruments to do that from space right now.”

What NASA is exploring is the next generation of instruments to launch.