SSM/I Derived Monthly Rainfall Indices

This Global Precipitation Climate Project (GPCP) dataset contains 89 months of DMSP SSM/I derived monthly rainfall indices on a 5-degree latitude/longitude grid covering the oceans from 50S latitude to 50N. The period covered is July 1987 to December 1994 (December 1987 is missing because the SSM/I was turned off). DMSP F8 SSM/I data were used from July 1987 to December 1991 and DMSP F11 SSM/I data were used from January 1992 to December 1994.

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  • Thomas Cram
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    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1987
    End:  1997

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1987
Temporal Range End 1997
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 N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ASCII
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 2.00 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 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 1992-12-17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/3RSC-6G18
Alternate Identifier ds729.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:12:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds729.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Climate Prediction Center, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1992). SSM/I Derived Monthly Rainfall Indices. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/3RSC-6G18. Accessed 15 June 2024.

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