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Heavy Rains Over Kyushu Island, Japan

Precipitation Rate on 5 July 2020 from IMERG.

Heavy Rains over Kyushu Island, Japan on 5 July 2020 (IMERG)

Image of heavy rains over Kyushu Island, Japan. The underlying true-color image was acquired on 5 July 2020 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, aboard the NOAA-20 satellite. Colors overlaid on the base image indicate precipitation rates based on Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) (IMERG) data. Red in this image show rates of about 5mm to 10mm/hour; and green in this image show rates of about 0.1mm to 1mm/hour. Data for this image are collected by multiple satellites in the the joint NASA/Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory.

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