TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) Gridded Surface Rain Total Product (TRMM Product 3A26)
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_PR_3A26_V6

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Summary
Abstract: The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint U.S.-Japan satellite mission to monitor tropical and subtropical precipitation and to estimate its associated latent heating. TRMM was successfully launched on November 27, 1997 at 4:27 PM (EST) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

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Caption:  3A26 PR monthly accumulated 2 km rainfall
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA,JAXA, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Dataset Title: TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR) Gridded Surface Rain Total Product (TRMM Product 3A26)
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?t...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Quality Quality arrays are included in the files, to be populated in the future, when characteristics of the sensor are better understood, and enhancements are made to the science algorithms. Quality indicators will be available for each 5-degree grid box in the monthly rainfall map.
Access Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 1 file/month; 5400-5700 kb/file
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 614-5165
Fax: (301) 614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Hydrology Data Support Team, Code 610.2
Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Atlas, D., D. Rosenfeld, D.A. Short, 1990, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 2153-2160.

Kedem, B., L.S. Chiu, G.R. North, 1990, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 1965-1972.

Meneghini, R., 1998, J. Appl. Meteor., 37, 924-938.

Meneghini, R., and J. Jones, 1993, J. Appl. Meteor., 32, 386-398.

Short, D.A., K. Shimizu, B. Kedem, 1993, J. Appl. Meteor., 32, 182-192.

Interface Control Specification Between the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Science Data and Information System (TSDIS) and the TSDIS Science User (TSU). Volume 4: File Specifications for TSDIS Products-Level 2 and Level 3. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, March 5, 1999.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-01-03
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