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Observed Land Surface Precipitation Data: 1850-1995 (GISS/Dai)
Entry ID: GISS_LAND_PRECIP_VARS_1


Summary
Abstract: [Source: NASA/GISS]
The datasets here contain monthly and annual anomaly precipitation analyses. Dataset 1 covers the period 1900-1988, while the extended and updated Dataset 2 covers the period 1850-1995.

Details of the analysis are described in the paper "Surface observed global land precipitation variations during 1900-1988" (Dai et al. 1997). Following are a few major specifics:

Anomalies are calculated relative to the 1951-1979 period. Values are in millimeters.

Resolution of the longitude-latitude grid is 2.5 2.5. The center of grid cell (I,J) is at longitude (east) = -180.+(I-1)*2.5, latitude = -90.+(J-1)*2.5.
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Description: Access to Dai precipitation data from 1850 in netCDF and binary
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. Aiguo Dai
Dataset Title: Observed Land Surface Precipitation Data: 1850-1995 (GISS/Dai)
Dataset Release Place: New York City, NY, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Version: 1
Online Resource: https://data.giss.nasa.gov/precip_dai/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1850-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Start Date: 1900-01-01
Stop Date: 1988-12-31
Instrument
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Use Constraints Please cite the data originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://www.giss.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: DR. GAVIN A. SCHMIDT
Email: gavin.a.schmidt at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 12.0 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF, binary
Fees: free

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 16.0 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF, binary
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1997-12-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-03


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