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The low pressure area designated as System 94S has been trying to organize off the northern coast of Australia's Northern Territory for a couple of days.
Tropical Cyclone Colin continued moving through the Southern Indian Ocean on January 13 while NASA's TRMM satellite passed overhead and calculated the rates in which rain was falling throughout the storm.
NASA will hold a series of media events Monday, Jan. 27, in advance of the February launch of the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Core Observatory from Japan. The events will be held at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
On Thursday, NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced the date and window -- Feb. 27 from 1:07 pm to 3:07 pm EST -- for the launch of a new precipitation satellite.
NASA's TRMM satellite saw heavy rainfall was happening in Tropical Cyclone Amara on December 16, and still occurring on December 19, although it moved from east to southeast.
System 93S strengthened into the third tropical depression of the Southern Indian Ocean cyclone season, which quickly became a tropical storm named Amara.
Rainfall data from the TRMM satellite was compiled and analyzed for tropical cyclones affecting the Philippines in 2013 and made into a movie.
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