GLOBAL MONTHLY PRECIPITATION OVER LAND: 50+ YRS

SOURCE: National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Climate Prediction Center

FORMAT: NetCDF

GRID: 2.5 x 2.5 degree grid

LEVELS: Surface

TIMES: One value per month.

CURRENT HOLDINGS: Jan 1850 -- Aug 2009

FIELDS:

Description Name Units Levels
Precipitation PRECIP_RATE mm day-1 surface
Number of gauges used NUMBER_GAUGES   surface

MSS Directory: /TRENBERT/CLM/PRC/

Filename: precl_1850_2009.nc

References:

  • 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
  • For data prior to Jan 1948, see: Dai, A., I. Fung and A. Del Genio, 1997: Surface Observed Global Land Precipitation Variations during 1900-88, J. of Climate, 10, 2942-2962.