Legates Surface and Ship Observations of Precipitation
Entry ID: legaterain

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Summary
Abstract: The Legates Surface and Shipboard Rain Gauge Observations data set consists
of a global climatology of monthly mean precipitation values. A global
climatology of mean monthly precipitation was developed using traditional
land-based gauge measurements as well as extrapolations of oceanic
precipitation from coastal and island observations. Data were obtained from
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Legates, D.
Dataset Title: Legates Surface and Ship Observations of Precipitation
Online Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/readme_html/legates_gauge_p...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1920-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly Means
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Instrument
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Originating Center
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: legaterain

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: On-line
Distribution Size: 5.4 Megabytes
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (405) 325-5325
Contact Address:
Department of Geography
College of Geosciences
University of Oklahoma
City: Norman
Province or State: OK
Postal Code: 73019
Country: USA
Publications/References
Legates, D.R. (1987). A Climatology of Global Precepitation.
Publications in Climatology, 40(1), 84pp. Legates, D.R. and
C.J. Willmott (1990). Mean Seasonal and Spatial Variability in
Gauge-Corrected, Global Precipitation. International Journal of
Climatology, 10(2):111-127.

Legates, D.R. and J.R. Mather (1992). An Evaluation of the Average
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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