METEOSAT Precipitation Index
Entry ID: MARF_PI

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Summary
Abstract: The Precipitation Index (PI) is calculated as a means of producing an
estimate of the accumulative convective precipitation in the tropical
regions over a five day period. Copies on tape are forwarded regularly
to the GPCP (Global Precipitation Climatology Project) collection
centre. The size of the PI product is 2.1 Mbytes. The PI product is
produced every 5 days.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 50.0   W: -50.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-02-01
Originating Center
Data Center
European Meteorological Satellite Organisation Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.eumetsat.de/
Dataset ID: PI

Data Center Personnel
Name: RICHARD ANTHONY FRANCIS
Phone: +49 6151 807 583
Fax: +49 6151 807 379
Email: francis at eumetsat.de
Contact Address:
EUMETSAT
Am Kavalleriesand 31
City: Darmstadt
Postal Code: 64295
Country: Germany
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +49 6151 807 372
Fax: +49 6151 807304
Email: zarza at eumetsat.de
Contact Address:
EUMETSAT
Am Kavalleriesand 31
City: Darmstadt
Postal Code: 64295
Country: GERMANY
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-09-30
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