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GPCP Global Monthly 2.5-Degree Combination Data



A link to the NOAA/NCEI GPCP Global Monthly 2.5-Degree precipitation dataset. This dataset consists of monthly satellite-gauge and associated precipitation error estimates, and covers the period January 1979 to the present. The general approach is to combine the precipitation information available from each of several satellite and in situ sources into a final merged product, taking advantage of the strengths of each data type. Passive Microwave estimates are based on Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Special Sensor Microwave Imager Sounder (SSMI/SSMIS) data; infrared precipitation estimates are included using Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data and Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) data, as well as other low earth orbit data and insitu observations. Data are provided on a 2.5 degree grid.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-11-24 00:00:00
End datetime 2005-01-24 23:59:00

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 21.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 15.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -72.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -57.00

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