CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP)

Precipitation from five kinds of satellite estimates and the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis model output are combined for global coverage monthly precipitation values. The standard products merge only the 5 kinds of satellite estimates (GPI, OPI, SSM/I scattering, SSM/I emission and MSU). The enhanced products merge the satellite estimates with the blended NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis precipitation. Both products are available as monthly totals, pentads and long term monthly means on a global 2.5 degree latitude-longitude grid. All data is in the netCDF format.

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Thomas Cram
    tcram@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1979-01
    End:  2006-06

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1979-01
Temporal Range End 2006-06
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : CDC official CMAP web site

Related Resource #2 : CMAP monthly, pentad, and blended NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis means at NOAA ESRL

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 190.00 MB
Legal Constraints

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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Thomas Cram
Resource Support Email tcram@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1995-08-22
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/4QKP-PF57
Alternate Identifier ds728.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:12:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds728.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1995). CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP). Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/4QKP-PF57. Accessed 17 July 2024.

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