GOES Precipitation Index (GPI) Annual Total Precipitation (m) 1986-95
Entry ID: NCEP_GOES_PRECIP_GPI

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Summary
Abstract: Annual total GPI rainfall is characterized by rainfall in excess of 3
m over the equatorial landmasses, the ITCZ and SPCZ, the eastern
portion of the Indian Ocean. The largest totals, in excess of 4
meters, are found near islands and the Isthmus of Panama.

The GPI rainfall estimates are prepared by Robert Joyce of NOAA NCEP,
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1986-95.

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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: Robert Joyce, NOAA/NCEP
Dataset Title: GOES Precipitation Index (GPI) Annual Total Precipitation (m) 1986-95
Dataset Publisher: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-05-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 degree
Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT JOYCE
Phone: 301-763-8000 x 7544
Fax: 301-763-8395
Email: robert.joyce at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NCEP/CPC
5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 1.2 Mbytes
Distribution Format: NetCDF, ASCII
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-763-8000 x 7544
Fax: 301-763-8395
Email: robert.joyce at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NCEP/CPC
5200 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Janowiak, J. E., and P. A. Arkin, 1991: Rainfall variations in the
tropics during 1986-1989, as estimated from observations of cloud-top
temperature. J.Geophys. Res., 96 Suppl., 3359-3373.

Joyce, R., and P. A. Arkin, 1997: Improved estimates of tropical and
subtropical precipitation using the GOES Precipitation
Index. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 10, 997-1011. (available online)
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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