New satellites, Midori (ADEOS) launched in 1996, TRMM (1997), and ADEOS2 (1999) will be deployed for monitoring the hydrological conditions over the Asian monsoon region. The existing satellites, GMS, NOAA, DMSP, LANDSAT, JERS1, Radarsat, etc. also have been utilized for GAME.

Photo: Seasonal variation of surface wetness spatial distribution on the Tibetan Plateau in June (red), July (green), and August (blue) derived from SSM/I. (Koike et al.,1997)

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