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GPCC Full Data Daily Version 2018
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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_D_V2018_100 (for 1.0° resolution)


Title
GPCC Full Data Daily Version.2018 at 1.0°: Daily Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data
Subtitle
Globally Gridded Daily Totals
What's New
The interpolation method has been changed from Ordinary Block Kriging to a modified SPHEREMAP scheme, as it is also applied for the monthly products. The names of the variables have been changed and are now consistent with the Full Data Monthly V.2018. Furthermore, the monthly background fields are supplemented by a "climatological infilling" for regions where an entire 5° grid is without any station to avoid interpolation artefacts.
For further informations about the new method read our Product Info

The temporal coverage of the dataset ranges from January 1982 until December 2016.
Citation
For 1.0° grid resolution:
Ziese, Markus; Rauthe-Schöch, Armin; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Schneider, Udo (2018): GPCC Full Data Daily Version.2018 at 1.0°: Daily Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data. DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_D_V2018_100
Creators
Ziese, Markus; Rauthe-Schöch, Armin; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Schneider, Udo
Publisher
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC, http://gpcc.dwd.de/) at Deutscher Wetterdienst
Publication Year
2018
Summary
This is the GPCC Full Data Daily Product V.2018 of daily global land-surface precipitation totals based on precipitation data provided by national meteorological and hydrological services, regional and global data collections as well as WMO GTS-data. It is provided at a regular latitude/longitude grid with a spatial resolution of 1.0 x 1.0 degree and covers the time period from January 1982 to December 2016 (one year per file). Relative precipitation anomalies at the stations (daily totals divided by monthly total) are interpolated by means of a modified SPHEREMAP scheme (Becker et al., 2013 (10.5194/essd-5-71-2013); Schamm et al., 2014 (10.5194/essd-6-49-2014); Schneider et al., 2018) and then superimposed on the GPCC Full Data Monthly V.2018 (DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/FD_M_V2018_100) monthly precipitation totals with climatological infilling .

This GPCC product is recommended to be used when the daily precipitation information is of highest importance, e.g. for analyses of extreme events and related statistics at daily resolution.
Peer-reviewed Articles

"Global gridded precipitation over land: a description of the new GPCC First Guess Daily product"
K. Schamm (1,2) M. Ziese (1), A. Becker (1), P. Finger (1), A. Meyer-Christoffer (1), U. Schneider (1), M. Schröder (2), and P. Stender (1)
(1) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Global Precipitation Climatology Centre, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
(2) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Satellite Based Climate Monitoring, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
in Earth System Science Data, DOI: 10.5194/essd-6-49-2014

"Evaluating the hydrological cycle over land using the newly-corrected precipitation climatology from the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)"
U. Schneider, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, E. Rustemeier, M. Ziese, and A. Becker, 2017:
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany
in Atmosphere, 8 (3), 52, DOI: 10.3390/atmos8030052

"GPCC's new land surface precipitation climatology based on quality-controlled in situ data and its role in quantifying the global water cycle"
U. Schneider, A. Becker, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, M. Ziese, B. Rudolf
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany
in Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI: 10.1007/s00704-013-0860-x

"A description of the global land-surface precipitation data products of the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre with sample applications including centennial (trend) analysis from 1901-present"
A. Becker, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, B. Rudolf, K. Schamm, U. Schneider, and M. Ziese
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Offenbach, Germany
in Earth System Science Data, DOI: 10.5194/essd-5-71-2013

"The GPCC Drought Index - a new, combined and gridded global drought index"
M. Ziese (1), U. Schneider (1), A. Meyer-Christoffer (1), K. Schamm (1), J. Vido (1,*), P. Finger (1), P. Bissoli (2), S.Pietsch (3), A. Becker(1)
(1) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Global Precipitation Climatology Centre, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
(2) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Regionale Klimaüberwachung, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
(3) Deutscher Wetterdienst, Agrarmeteorologische Beratung, 63067 Offenbach/M., Germany
(*) now at: Technical University Zvolen, Department of Natural Environment, 960 53 Zvolen, Slovakia
in Earth System Science Data, DOI: 10.5194/essd-6-285-2014
General user recommendations
Users are referred to following gridded Global Precipitation Climate Centre (GPCC) products:

GPCC Climatology 1951-2000 (GPCC_Clim) with high representativeness, for application as a reference, and for utilization of the anomaly interpolation method.

GPCC Full Data Monthly Product (GPCC_FD) with high accuracy, for, e.g., verification of models, or for analysis of historical global precipitation, or for research concerning the global water cycle, e.g., trend and teleconnection analyses.

GPCC Full Data Daily Product (GPCC_FD_D) is recommended to be used when the daily precipitation information is of highest importance, e.g. for analyses of extreme events and related statistics at daily resolution.

GPCC Monitoring Product (GPCC_MP) with high availability and reasonable timeliness, for applications like calibration of satellite data, or early annual reporting.

GPCC First Guess Monthly Product (GPCC_FG) with high timeliness, to be applied for, e.g., drought monitoring.

GPCC First Guess Daily Product (GPCC_FG_D) with high timeliness, to be applied for, e.g., drought monitoring.

GPCC Drought Index Product (GPCC_DI_M) with high timeliness, to be applied for, e.g., drought monitoring.
Version
2018
Temporal Coverage
1982/01 - 2016/12
Spatial Coverage
Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0; Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0
Data Format
gzip compressed NetCDF format description
Tools
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Datasize
approx. 40 MB per gzip file
Contact
Dr. Andreas Becker, Head
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)
c/o Deutscher Wetterdienst
Postfach 10 04 65
D-63004 Offenbach/Main
GERMANY
e-mail: gpcc@dwd.de

Tel.: + 49 (0)69 / 8062-2900
Fax: + 49 (0)69 / 8062-3987
Supplementary Infos
Product Info
Terms of Use
NetCDF Format (gzip compressed) 1.0 ° (.gz ~ 40 MByte)
1982 - 2016 precipitation per gridcell
1982 - 2016 number of stations per gridcell
1982 - 2016 standard deviation per gridcell
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