TRMM and Other Sources Monthly Rainfall Product (TRMM Product 3B43)
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_3B43_V7

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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, at 4:27 PM (EST) from the Tanegashima Space Center in Japan.

The rainfall measuring instruments on the TRMM satellite include the Precipitation Radar (PR), an ... View entire text
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Caption:  3B43 TRMM and others combined surface rainfall, 2013/05/01-2013/05/31
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: -50.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Project (TRMM)
Dataset Title: TRMM and Other Sources Monthly Rainfall Product (TRMM Product 3B43)
Version: 7
Online Resource: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?t...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Vertical Resolution: Surface
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Quality Satellite/gauge relative error estimates are provided for each 0.25 x 0.25 degree box. The estimates are derived in two steps: (1) the error estimates of each input data are computed separately, mostly reflecting the sampling-induced uncertainty of each field and (2) a linear combination of these field errors is computed, in which each field error estimate is weighted by the inverse of its ... View entire text
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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: increasing daily
Distribution Format: HDF
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-6308
Fax: 301-614-5492
Email: George.J.Huffman at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 612
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Product Readme: ftp://meso-a.gsfc.nasa.gov/pub/trmmdocs/3B42_3B43_doc.pdf

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

Huffman, G.J., 1997: "Estimates of ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-08-07
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