Working with Dr. Joanne Simpson while Managing the TRMM Project

  • Thomas A. Lavigna
Part of the Meteorological Monographs book series (METEOR)


The development and challenges of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) project are defined, and the role of Joanne Simpson as the project scientist is described as the project progressed from early development to a highly successful operational satellite system for rainfall measurement. Close interaction between the project scientist and the project staff of TRMM was one key to the success of the mission.


Tropical Rainfall Measure Mission Project Scientist Launch Vehicle Star Tracker Mission Operation 
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© American Meteorological Society 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. Lavigna
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  1. 1.BowieUSA

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