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CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation StandardEntry ID: NOAA_CDC003
Abstract: This 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.
CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP) This data set consists of
monthly averaged precipitation rate values (mm/day) for the time
period beginning January 1979. The data is 2.5 x 2.5 gridded (144x72) and
covers 88.75N to 88.75S and 0E to 357.5 E (eastward). The data range
is approximately 0 to 50mm/day. The standard (with out NCEP/NCAR
Reanalysis data) version has some missing values.
NOAAServer Codes: [POL 88.75 -88.75 180 -180] ; nodateline preview obtain
Purpose: Scientific research.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Dataset Title: CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Standard
Dataset Release Date: 2000-12-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics CenterOnline Resource: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.cmap.html
Start Date: 1979-01-01
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
Fees: No Cost
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov
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Reynolds, R. W., 1988: A real-time global sea surface temperature analysis. J. Climate, 1, 75-86.
Spencer, ... R. W., 1993: Global oceanic precipitation from the MSU during 1979-91 and comparisons to other climatologies. J. Climate, 6, 1301-1326.
Xie P., and P. A. Arkin, 1997: Global precipitation: a 17-year monthly analysis based on gauge observations, satellite estimates, and numerical model outputs. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 78, 2539-2558.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02