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GPM MHS on NOAA18 (GPROF) Radiometer Precipitation Profiling L3 1 day 0.25 degree x 0.25 degree V05 (GPM_3GPROFNOAA18MHS_DAY) at GES DISC

Abstract: Version 5 is the current version of the data set. Version 4 is no longer available and has been superseded by Version 5.

3GPROF products provide global gridded monthly/daily precipitation averages from multiple satellites that can be used for climate studies. The 3GPROF products are based on retrievals from high-quality microwave sensors, which are sensitive to liquid and ice-phase precipitation hydrometeors in the atmosphere.

Purpose: The purpose of the 3GPROF algorithm is to provide monthly and daily mean precipitation and related retrieved parameters from the Level 2 GPROF precipitation profiling algorithm for the GPM core and constellation satellites. Each 3GPROF product contains global 0.25 degree x 0.25 degree gridded monthly/daily means. Because this product is an accumulation of the Level 2 retrieval products, much more information is available via the GPROF Level 2 documentation.
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Description: Surface Precipitation from GPM MHS on NOAA-18 GPROF (0.25 degree x 0.25 degree) (GPM_3GPROFNOAA18MHS_DAY)
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  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GPM Science Team
Dataset Title: GPM MHS on NOAA18 (GPROF) Radiometer Precipitation Profiling L3 1 day 0.25 degree x 0.25 degree V05
Dataset Series Name: GPM_3GPROFNOAA18MHS_DAY
Dataset Release Date: 2016-09-14T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 05
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2014-02-01
Quality The primary limitation of the 3GPROF product is the reliance on a single sensor for each output file, thus limiting the available sampling to two times a day or less, except at high latitudes. In addition, with the exception of the GMI, TMI, and SAPHIR sensors, all of the other sensors are in Sun-synchronous orbits, meaning that they observe a given point on the Earth's surface at the same local ... View entire text
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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
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
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 Media: Online Archive
Distribution Size: 634.0 MB
Distribution Format: HDF5
Fees: None
Phone: 1-970-491-7473
Fax: 1-970-491-8449
Email: kummerow at
Contact Address:
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
City: Fort Collins
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80523
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-01-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-11