CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Enhanced
Entry ID: NOAA_CDC002

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Summary
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The monthly 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.
Pentad data is also available.

This data set consists of monthly averaged precipitation rate values (mm/day). The data range is approximately 0 to 70mm/day. The pentad dataset consists of 73 pentads per year with the 12th pentad covering Feb 25-Mar 1 whether or not there is a leap year. The pentad starts on the date stored in the netCDF file.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 88.75 S: -88.75  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Pingping Xie
Dataset Title: CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Enhanced
Dataset Release Date: 2000-12-27
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
Online Resource: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.cmap.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-07-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.


Keywords
CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation Enhanced
[POL 88.75 -88.75 180 -180]
Precipitation
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Climate Analysis Branch, Physical Sciences Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/psd1/
Dataset ID: CDC002

Data Center Personnel
Name: ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov


Personnel
ESRL/PSD DATA INQUIRIES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


PINGPING XIE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: Pingping.Xie at noaa.gov


Publications/References
Huffman, G. J. and co-authors (1997), The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) combined data set, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, 78, 5-20

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 output, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc, 78, 2539-2558

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-06

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