TRMM Combined Precipitation Radar (PR) and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Rainfall Profile Product (TRMM Product 2B31)
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_2B31_V7

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Summary
Abstract: The TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) is a nine-channel passive microwave radiometer, which builds on the heritage of the Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) instrument flown aboard the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) platforms.

The TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR), the first of its kind in space, is an electronically scanning ... View entire text
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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 Combined Precipitation Radar (PR) and TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) Rainfall Profile Product (TRMM Product 2B31)
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Version: 7
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/GES_DISC_TRMM_2B31_V7.shtml
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-12-07
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 Current version of 3B31 only checks various quality flags in the 2A12, but
not the 2B31. Recent version of 2B31 has provided an uncertainty index.
The quality check of 2B31 will be added in the next version ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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: 15-16 files/day; 8300-8800 KB/file
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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
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Publications/References
File Specifications for TRMM Products: ftp://pps.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/v7filespec/filespec.TRMM.V7.pdf

Metadata for TRMM Products: ftp://pps.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/v7filespec/filespecMeta.TRMM.V7.pdf

TRMM V6 vs. V7 Major Data Format Changes: http://pps.gsfc.nasa.gov/Documents/formatChangesV7.pdf

Haddad, Z. S., E. A. Smith, C. D. Kummerow, T. Iguchi, M. R. Farrar, S. L.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-16
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