Chang SSM/I Derived Monthly Rain Indices
Entry ID: changrain

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Summary
Abstract: The SSM/I Derived Oceanic Monthly Rainfall Indices data set is a Global
Precipitaton Climate Project (GPCP) product. Monthly rainfall indices over
the oceans are derived from Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) data
from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites F8 and
F11 on channels 19 and 22 V. The data set covers the period from July 1987
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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: Chang, A
Dataset Title: Chang SSM/I Derived Monthly Rain Indices
Online Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-07-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly Means
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
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: changrain

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
Distribution Size: 1.2 Megabytes
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: No Fee
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 614-5766
Fax: (301) 614-5808
Email: achang at rainfall.gsfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes
Code 974.0
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Wilheit, T.T., A.T.C. Chang and L.S. Chiu, 1991, Retrieval of monthly
rainfall indices from microwave radiometric measurements using probability
distribution functions, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic
Technology,8,118-136.

Chang, Chiu and Wilheit, 1993, Random errors of oceanic monthly rainfall
derived from SSM/I using PDF, MWR,121,2351-2354.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-22
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