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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL citation String 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, 2003: The Version 2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project
(GPCP) Monthly Precipitation Analysis (1979 - Present). J. Hydrometeor.,
4(6), 1147-1167.
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Robert Adler University of Maryland
George Huffman NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
David Bolvin NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/SSAI
Eric Nelkin NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/SSAI
Udo Schneider GPCC, Deutscher Wetterdienst
Andreas Becker GPCC, Deutscher Wetterdienst
Long Chiu George Mason University
Mathew Sapiano University of Maryland
Pingping Xie Climate Prediction Center, NWS, NOAA
Ralph Ferraro NESDIS, NOAA
Jian-Jian Wang University of Maryland
Guojun Gu University of Maryland
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String COARDS, CF-1.6, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String NOAA ESRL PSD
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL curator String Dr. Jian-Jian Wang
ESSIC, University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD 20742 USA
Phone: +1 301-405-4887
attribute NC_GLOBAL dataset_title String Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Analysis Product
attribute NC_GLOBAL description String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL documentation String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 358.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 88.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -88.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 2.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 358.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double 1.25
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 2.5
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Generated at NOAA/ESRL PSD Sep 9 2016 based on data from source
and stored in single netCDF4 file
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String NOAA ESRL
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String atmosphere,
Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Water Equivalent,
Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate,
average, climatology, combined, data, dataset, earth, equivalent, esrl, final, global, gpcp, laboratory, liquid, lwe, lwe_precipitation_rate, meteorology, month, monthly, noaa, precip.mon.mean, precipitation, project, rain, rainfall, rate, research, system, time, version, water
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 88.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL platform String NOAA POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)
attribute NC_GLOBAL References String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source_documentation String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL source_obs String CDR RSS SSMI/SSMIS Tbs over ocean
CDR SSMI/SSMIS rainrates over land (Ferraro)
Geo-IR (Xie) calibrated by SSMI/SSMIS rainrates for sampling
TOVS/AIRS empirical precipitation estimates at higher latitudes
(ocean and land)
GPCC gauge analysis to bias correct satellite estimates over land and
merge with satellite based on sampling
OLR Precipitation Index (OPI) (Xie) used for period before 1988
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -88.75
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v29
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Version 2.2 Combined Precipitation Dataset (Final) (gpcp, precip.mon.mean)
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2016-08-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1979-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String GPCP Version 2.2 Combined Precipitation Dataset (Final) (precip.mon.mean)
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String V2.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double 1.25
dimension time   double nValues=452, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=30 days 10h 29m 0s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 2.839968E8, 1.4700096E9
attribute time avg_period String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time axis String T
attribute time delta_t String 0000-01-00 00:00:00
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=72, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.5
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -88.75, 88.75
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   float nValues=144, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=2.5
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float 1.25, 358.75
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable precip   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute precip actual_range float 0.0, 47.32743
attribute precip colorBarMaximum double 1.0E-4
attribute precip colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute precip ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute precip least_significant_digit short 2
attribute precip level_desc String Surface
attribute precip long_name String Average Monthly Rate of Precipitation
attribute precip missing_value float -9.96921E36
attribute precip parent_stat String Mean
attribute precip precision short 32767
attribute precip standard_name String lwe_precipitation_rate
attribute precip statistic String Mean
attribute precip units String mm/day
attribute precip valid_range float 0.0, 100.0
attribute precip var_desc String Precipitation

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