Xie-Arkin: CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP)
SOURCE: Arkin : "rain1" includes numerical model outputs 2.5 degree grid
UPDATED THROUGH: Dec 2002
- Global - T42 Gaussian (128 x 64)
- Global - T63 Gaussian (192 x 96)
- 2.5 x 2.5 degree grid
- 1 x 1 degree grid
- NOTE: additional resolutions can be made available upon request
TIMES: One value per month.
CURRENT HOLDINGS: January 1979 - December 2002
MSS Directory: /CA/CMAP/
- XieArkin-1979-2002.nc (original 2.5 degree grid)
- Xie and Arkin, 1997: Global Precipitation: A 17-year monthly analysis based on gauge observations, satellite estimates, and numerical model outputs, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 78, 2539-2558.
- Xie and Arkin, 1996: Analyses of global monthly precipitation using gauge observations, satellite estimates, and numerical model predictions, Journal of Climate, 9, 840-858.