Legates Surface and Ship Observations of Precipitation
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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
Dataset Release Date: 2011-04-25
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 1
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Other Citation Details: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/precipitation/readme_html/legates_gauge_precip_readme.shtml
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/LEGACY_LEGATES_GAUGE_V...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1920-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly Means
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly Climatology
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
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
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 Media: On-line
Distribution Size: 5.4 Megabytes
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
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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: 2014-08-25
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-02-01
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