AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations
Entry ID: AE_RnGd

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Summary
Abstract: This Level-3 rainfall accumulation product (AE_RnGd) consists of two grids of 28 rows by 72 columns of monthly averaged rainfall accumulation over ocean and land. Both grids are 5 degree by 5 degree resolution.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: -70.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Adler, R., T. Wilheit, Jr., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro.
Dataset Title: AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations
Dataset Series Name: AE_RnGd
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA NSIDC DAAC: NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Version: 2
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/AE_RnGd
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-06-19
Stop Date: 2011-10-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 deg
Longitude Resolution: 5 deg
Temporal Resolution: 1 month
Quality The investigators perform quality control through visual examination of rainfall products on various temporal and spatial scales to ensure that rainfall maps are consistent with climate records, and that there are no gross errors. They also compare their rainfall estimates with ground-based radar estimates.
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Data Center
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC DAAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 88 KB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Conway, D. 2002. Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer - EOS Quality Assurance Plan. Huntsville, AL: Global Hydrology and Climate Center. Kedam, B., L. Chiu, and G. North. 1990. Estimation of Mean Rain Rates: Applications to Satellite Observations. J. Geophys Res. 95: 1965-1972 Marshall, T. S. and W. M. Palmer. 1948. The Distribution of Raindrops with Size. J. Meteorol 5: 165-166. Mie, G. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-12-28
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