Arkin and Janowiak GPI: IR -Based Monthly Rainfall for the GPCP
Entry ID: ajrain

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Summary
Abstract: The Arkin & Janowiak GPI (GOES Precipitation Index) is the infrared-based
monthly rainfall estimate produced for the GPCP (Global Precipitation
Climatology Project) . The infrared observations from geostationary
satellites (GOES, GMS, Meteosat) are used to produce these monthly mean
rainfall totals on a 2.5 deg by 2.5 deg grid from 40 N to 40 S for the
period Jan 1986 to Dec 1995 . The data set volume is 4.54 Mb (compressed)
and is available by ftp.
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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: Arkin, P., Janowiak, J.E.
Dataset Title: Arkin and Janowiak GPI: IR -Based Monthly Rainfall for the GPCP
Online Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/readme_html/arkin_gpcp_gpi_...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1986-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
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/
Dataset ID: ajrain

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: On-line
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: parkin at essic.umd.edu
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
Temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 96, Supplement,
pp. 3359 - 3373.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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