Observed Land Surface Precipitation Data: 1850-1995 (GISS/Dai)
Entry ID: GISS_LAND_PRECIP_VARS

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Summary
Abstract: [Source: NASA/GISS, http://data.giss.nasa.gov/precip_dai/ ]

The datasets here contain monthly and annual anomaly precipitation analyses
(relative to the 1951-1979 period), in millimeters. Dataset 1 covers the period
1900-1988, while the extended and updated Dataset 2 covers the period
1850-1995.

Dataset 1:
The station data source is Eischeid et al. ... View entire text
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Description: Access to Dai precipitation data from 1850 in netCDF and binary

Description: Dai precip data available via ftp
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Aiguo Dai
Dataset Title: Observed Land Surface Precipitation Data: 1850-1995 (GISS/Dai)
Dataset Release Place: New York City, NY, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Online Resource: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/precip_dai/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1850-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution Range: Annual
Instrument
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Please cite the data originator if you use this data.
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: AIGUO DAI
Email: adai at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: 48 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF, binary
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: adai at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Dai, A., I.Y. Fung and A.D. Del Genio 1997. Surface observed global
land precipitation variations during 1900-1988. J. Climate 10,
2943-2962.
http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/abstracts/1997/Dai_etal_1.html

Escheid et al. 1991. A comprehensive precipitation data set for the
global land areas. DOE Technical Report No. TR051, DOE ER-69017T-H1,
81 pages.

Shea, D.J. 1986. Climatological Atlas: 1950-1979. NCAR
TN-269+STR. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1997-12-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-08-25
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