Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 2.3 (Monthly)

This dataset contains the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis Product, version 2.3, and is a part of the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program for satellites.

This dataset consists of monthly satellite-gauge and associated precipitation error estimates, and covers the period January 1979 to the present. The general approach is to combine the precipitation information available from each of several satellite and in situ sources into a final merged product, taking advantage of the strengths of each data type. Passive Microwave estimates are based on Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMI/SSMIS) data; infrared precipitation estimates are included using Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data and Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) data, as well as other low earth orbit data and in situ observations. Data are provided on a 2.5 degree grid.

For more information, see the NOAA CDR support site [https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/products/climate-data-records/precipitation-gpcp-monthly].

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

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2024-03-01T00:00:00Z

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2024-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : NOAA Climate Data Record - GPCP Monthly Precipitation

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format NetCDF4 (Binary)
Standardized Resource Format NetCDF
Asset Size 57.00 MB
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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 Adler, Robert
Wang, Jian-Jian
Sapiano, Matthew
Huffman, George
Chiu, Long
Xie, Ping-Ping
Ferraro, Ralph
Schneider, Udo
Becker, Andreas
Bolvin, David
Nelkin, Eric
Gu, Guojun
NOAA CDR Program
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2020-12-16
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/MM6J-9282
Alternate Identifier ds728.6
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2024-06-09T16:05:11-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds728.6
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Adler, Robert, Wang, Jian-Jian, Sapiano, Matthew, Huffman, George, Chiu, Long, Xie, Ping-Ping, Ferraro, Ralph, Schneider, Udo, Becker, Andreas, Bolvin, David, Nelkin, Eric, Gu, Guojun, NOAA CDR Program. (2020). Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 2.3 (Monthly). Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/MM6J-9282. Accessed 18 June 2024.

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