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CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Enhanced
Entry ID: NOAA_CDC002

Abstract: The monthly data set consists of two files containing monthly averaged precipitation rate values. Values are obtained from 5 kinds of satellite estimates (GPI,OPI,SSM/I scattering, SSM/I emission and MSU). The enhanced file also includes blended NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Precipitation values. The other just includes the satellite estimates.
Pentad data is also available.

This data set consists of monthly averaged precipitation rate values (mm/day). The data range is approximately 0 to 70mm/day. The pentad dataset consists of 73 pentads per year with the 12th pentad covering Feb 25-Mar 1 whether or not there is a leap year. The pentad starts on the date stored in the netCDF file.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 88.75   S: -88.75   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Pingping Xie
Dataset Title: CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Enhanced
Dataset Release Date: 2000-12-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-07-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.
Data Set Progress
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Huffman, G. J. and co-authors (1997), The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) combined data set, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, 78, 5-20
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-04-21

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