Gridded Global Land Surface Precipitation Data based on in-situ raingauge observations.
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Summary
Abstract: [Text from: U. Schneider, T. Fuchs, A. Meyer-Christoffer, B. Rudolf: Global Precipitation Analysis Products of the GPCC, Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC), Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach a. M., Germany, July 2008.]

The new Global Precipitation Climatology is focussing on the period 1951-2000 and consists of data from ca. 50,300 stations. The climatology comprises ... View entire text
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Caption:  GPCC Precipitation Normals for June, 0.25 degree resolution (DWD/WZN GPCC)
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Dataset Title: GPCC Monitoring Product
Dataset Release Date: continuous monthly updates
Dataset Publisher: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Version: Version 2
Data Presentation Form: Raster
Online Resource: ftp://ftp-anon.dwd.de/pub/data/gpcc/html/monitoring_download.html

Dataset Originator/Creator: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Dataset Title: GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Product
Dataset Release Date: 25 September 2008
Dataset Publisher: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Version: Version 4
Data Presentation Form: Raster
Online Resource: ftp://ftp-anon.dwd.de/pub/data/gpcc/html/fulldata_download.html

Dataset Originator/Creator: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Dataset Title: GPCC VASClimO 50-Year Data Set
Dataset Release Date: August 2005
Dataset Publisher: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Version: Version 1.1
Data Presentation Form: Raster
Online Resource: ftp://ftp-anon.dwd.de/pub/data/gpcc/html/download_gate.html

Dataset Originator/Creator: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Dataset Title: GPCC Precipitation Climatology
Dataset Publisher: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre
Version: Version 2008
Data Presentation Form: Raster
Online Resource: ftp://ftp-anon.dwd.de/pub/data/gpcc/html/gpcc_normals_download.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.0 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1.0 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 250 km - < 500 km or approximately 2.5 degrees - < 5.0 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Instrument
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Quality All data reaching the GPCC are checked, processed and integrated in a
Relational Data Base Management System. Within the data bank, the records from
the different sources (SYNOP, CLIMAT, national data etc.) are stored in
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Access Constraints The gridded analysis results of the GPCC are freely accessible.
However the station-related data delivered by the countries will not be
distributed by GPCC to third parties, in order to respect and protect the
ownership of the data originators.
Use Constraints Users of the data sets are kindly requested to give feed back and to refer to following GPCC publications:

U. Schneider, T. Fuchs, A. Meyer-Christoffer and B. Rudolf (2008): Global Precipitation Analysis Products of the GPCC. Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC), DWD, Internet Publikation, ... View entire text
Originating Center
Data Center
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://gpcc.dwd.de/

Data Center Personnel
Name: TOBIAS FUCHS
Phone: + 49 - 69 - 8062 2872
Fax: + 49 - 69 - 8062 3987
Email: gpcc at dwd.de
Contact Address:
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre GPCC
c/o Deutscher Wetterdienst
Postfach 10 04 65
City: Offenbach/Main
Postal Code: D-63004
Country: GERMANY
Distribution
Distribution Media: online via website
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +49-69-8062-2767
Fax: +49-69-8062-3721
Email: peter.finger at dwd.de
Contact Address:
Deutscher Wetterdienst, GPCC
P.O.Box 100465
City: Offenbach/Main
Postal Code: D-63004
Country: Germany
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Publications/References
Adler, R. F., G. J. Huffman, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, P.-P. Xie, J. Janowiak, B.
Rudolf, U. Schneider, S. Curtis, D. Bolvin, A. Gruber, J. Susskind, P. Arkin
and E. Nelkin, 2003: The Version-2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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