Arkin and Janowiak GPI: IR -Based Monthly Rainfall for the GPCPEntry ID: ajrain
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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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Arkin, P., Janowiak, J.E.
Dataset Title: Arkin and Janowiak GPI: IR -Based Monthly Rainfall for the GPCPOnline Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/readme_html/arkin_gpcp_gpi_...
Start Date: 1986-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Distribution Media: On-line
Email: parkin at essic.umd.edu
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