[Personnel: Last_Name='RITZ', Middle_Name='A.', First_Name='SCOTT']
CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation EnhancedEntry ID: NOAA_CDC002
Abstract: [Source: NOAA/ESRL/PSD home page, http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.cmap.html ]
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.
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 CenterOnline Resource: http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/data.cmap.html
Start Date: 1979-01-01Stop Date: 2007-07-31
Latitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 2.5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints None. Acknowledgement of CDC would appreciated in products derived
from these data.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: esrl.psd.data at noaa.gov
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Email: Pingping.Xie at noaa.gov
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