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Historical WCRP Global Preliminary Monthly Precipitation Analyses

| DOI: 10.5065/3S26-ZQ25

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


This is a monthly merged precipitation data set. The data has been merged from rain gauge measurements, IR, SSMI and the ECMWF model results. Contact Data Support at NCAR to obtain more information on the blending scheme. Note that these are only preliminary results.

Temporal Range:
1987 to 1988
Precipitation Amount
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Temporal Frequencies:
Every month
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Deutscher Wetterdienst (German Meteorological Service), Germany
Total Volume:
9.98 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
GPCP Version 2.0 Combined Precipitation Data Set
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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