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GPCP Version 2.3 Monthly Analysis Product

| DOI: 10.5065/D6SN07QX

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 It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


NOTE: This dataset has been superseded by the official GPCP version 2.3 monthly precipitation produced under the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program for satellites, which is available in RDA dataset ds728.6. Users are advised to transition to this updated dataset.

This dataset contains Version 2.3 of the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis Product. The data are monthly analyses defined on a global 2.5 degree by 2.5 degree longitude/latitude grid and cover the period January 1979 to (delayed) present.

Temporal Range:
1979-01-01 to 2020-07-31
Precipitation Amount
Data Types:
Data Contributors:
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Huffman, G. J., R. F. Adler, D. T. Bolvin, and G. Gu, 2009: Improving the global precipitation record: GPCP Version 2.1 Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L17808 (DOI: 10.1029/2009GL040000).

Adler, R. F., G. J. Huffman, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, P. Xie, J. Janowiak, B. Rudolf, U. Schneider, S. Curtis, D. Bolvin, A. Gruber, J. Susskind, P. Arkin, and E. Nelkin, 2003: The Version-2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Precipitation Analysis (1979?Present) Journal of Hydrometeorology, 4, 1147-1167 (DOI: 10.1175/1525-7541(2003)004<1147:TVGPCP>2.0.CO;2).

Huffman, G. J., R. F. Adler, P. Arkin, A. Chang, R. Ferraro, A. Gruber, J. Janowiak, A. McNab, B. Rudolf, and U. Schneider, 1997: The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Combined Precipitation Dataset Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78, 5-20 (DOI: 10.1175/1520-0477(1997)078<0005:TGPCPG>2.0.CO;2).

Total Volume:
0 MB
Data Formats:
Related RDA Datasets:
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of CPC Morphing Technique (CMORPH) High Resolution Global Precipitation Estimates, Version 1
Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 2.3 (Monthly)
Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 1.3 (Daily)
More Details:
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