Global Precipitation

Using NOAA's PRECipitation REConstruction Dataset (PREC),

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According to the NOAA page, "The PREC data set is an analysis of monthly precipitation constructed on a 2.5 degree lat/lon grid over the global for the period from 1948 to the present. The climatology is based on time period of 1951-1990 over land and 1979-1998 over oceans." (See more details on their web page.)

Citation: Chen, M., P. Xie, J. E. Janowiak, and P. A. Arkin, 2002: Global Land Precipitation: A 50-yr Monthly Analysis Based on Gauge Observations, J. of Hydrometeorology, 3, 249-266

Acknowledgement: PREC Precipitation data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/

Last updated 2017/11/09

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Using NOAA's Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC),

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1.0 degree latitude x 1.0 degree longitude global grid (360x180), 2007/01 through near present used. Figure in PDF

Citation: Schneider, Udo; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Rudolf, Bruno; Ziese, Markus (2011): GPCC Full Data Reanalysis Version 6.0 at 1.0B0: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data. DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_M_V7_100

Acknowledgement:GPCC Precipitation data provided by the NOAA/OAR/ESRL PSD, Boulder, Colorado, USA, from their Web site at http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/

Last updated 2017/10/27