TRMM and Other Data Precipitation Product 3B43
Entry ID: GES_DISC_TRMM_3B43_V6

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Summary
Abstract: This document provides basic information on 3B43, TRMM and Other Data Precipitation Product. The TRMM Multi-Satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA; computed at monthly intervals as 3B-43) combines the estimates generated by the TRMM and other satellites product (3B-42) and the CAMS global gridded rain gauge data, produced by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center and/or the global rain gauge product produced by the Global Precipitation Climatology Center (GPCC). The output is precipitation (units: mm/hr) for 0.25x0.25 degree grid boxes for each month. For more details of the algorithm, go to http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/3b43.html
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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 Data Precipitation Product (TRMM Product 3B43)
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/documentation/TRMM_READ...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-01-01
Stop Date: 2011-07-01
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 random 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
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Ancillary Keywords
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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
Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, D.T. Bolvin, G. Gu, E.J. Nelkin, K.P. Bowman, Y. Hong, E.F. Stocker, D.B. Wolff, 2007: The TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis: Quasi-Global, Multi-Year, Combined-Sensor Precipitation Estimates at Fine Scale. J. Hydrometeor.,8(1), 38-55.

Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, D.T. Bolvin, E.J. Nelkin, 2010: The TRMM Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA). Chapter 1 in Satellite Rainfall Applications for Surface Hydrology, F. Hossain and M. Gebremichael, Eds. Springer Verlag, ISBN: 978-90-481-2914-0, 3-22.

FAQ: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/additional/faq/precipitation_faq.shtml
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-21
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