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Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Climate Data Record (CDR), Version 2.3 (Monthly)

| DOI: 10.5065/MM6J-9282

This dataset contains the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis Product, version 2.3, and is a part of the NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) Program for satellites.

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 in situ observations. Data are provided on a 2.5 degree grid.

For more information, see the NOAA CDR support site.

Temporal Range:
1979-01-01 00:00 +0000 to 2024-03-01 00:00 +0000
Precipitation Amount
Vertical Levels:
See the detailed metadata for level information.
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
60.85 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 1.3 (Daily)
More Details:
View a more detailed summary of the data, including specific date ranges and locations by parameter
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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