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SAFARI 2000 GPCP Daily Precipitation, 1-Deg, 1999-2001

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Data setSAFARI 2000 GPCP Daily Precipitation, 1-Deg, 1999-2001
DOI10.3334/ORNLDAAC/712
Release date2004-06-28
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period1999-01-01 to 2001-12-31

Description

The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) is an international project designed to provide improved long-record estimates of precipitation over the globe. The general approach is to combine the precipitation information available from several sources into a final merged product that takes advantage of the strengths of each data type. The GPCP has promoted the development of an analysis procedure for blending the various estimates together to produce the necessary global gridded precipitation fields. The currently operational procedure is based on Huffman et al. (1995) and has been used to produce the GPCP Version 2 Combined Precipitation Data Set, covering the period January 1979 through the present. The primary product in the Version 2 data set is a combined observation-only data set, that is, a gridded analysis based on gauge measurements and satellite estimates of rainfall.

Documentation

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Citation

Huffman, G.J., R.F. Adler, and D.T. Bolvin. 2004. SAFARI 2000 GPCP Daily Precipitation, 1-Deg, 1999-2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/712
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Project

SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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  • GPCP_1DD_doc.pdf
  • GPCP_Daily_Precipitation.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
gpcp_1999.zip 2.7 MB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31
gpcp_2000.zip 2.7 MB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31
gpcp_2001.zip 2.7 MB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31

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