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GPCC Monitoring Product Version 6

Always quote citation when using data!
DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_100 (for 1.0° resolution)
10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_250 (for 2.5° resolution)


Title
GPCC Monitoring Product: Near Real-Time Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges based on SYNOP and CLIMAT data
Subtitle
Globally Gridded Monthly Totals
What's New
The GPCC interpolation method has been 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 ->Product Info

new variable interpolation_error (YAMAMOTO) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution
[Yamamoto, J.K. An Alternative Measure of the Reliability of Ordinary Kriging Estimates Mathematical Geology, Springer, 2000, 32, 489-509]

variable abs_gauge_error (absolute systematic gauge error per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable rel_gauge_error (relativ systematic gauge error per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable corr_fac (systematic gauge error correction factor per grid [multiplier 1-3]) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable liquid_p (proportion of liquid precipitation per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable solid_p (proportion of solid precipitaion per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable p (precipitation per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

variable s (number of stations per grid) is available in the NetCDF file (for 1.0°, 2.5°) resolution

Citation
For 1.0° grid resolution:
Schneider, Udo; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Ziese, Markus (2018): GPCC Monitoring Product: Near Real-Time Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges based on SYNOP and CLIMAT data. DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_100; http://dx.doi.org/10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_100

For 2.5° grid resolution:
Schneider, Udo; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Ziese, Markus (2018): GPCC Monitoring Product: Near Real-Time Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation from Rain-Gauges based on SYNOP and CLIMAT data. DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_250; http://dx.doi.org/10.5676/DWD_GPCC/MP_M_V6_250
Creators
Schneider, Udo; Becker, Andreas; Finger, Peter; Meyer-Christoffer, Anja; Ziese, Markus
Publisher
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC, http://gpcc.dwd.de/) at Deutscher Wetterdienst
Publication Year
2018
Summary
This is the GPCC Monitoring Product of monthly global land-surface precipitation based on the station database (SYNOP, CLIMAT) available via the Global Telecommunication System (GTS) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at the time of analysis (2 months after end of an analysis month). This product contains the monthly totals on a regular latitude/longitude grid with a spatial resolution of 1.0° x 1.0° and 2.5° x 2.5°degrees. Interpolation is made on the anomalies from the GPCC Climatology V2018 in the corresponding resolutions (DOIs: http://dx.doi.org/10.5676/DWD_GPCC/Clim_M_V2018_100 and http://dx.doi.org/10.5676/DWD_GPCC/Clim_M_V2018_250). The temporal coverage of the dataset ranges from January 1982 until the month for which GTS data (SYNOP and CLIMAT) is available, i.e. 2 months after end of the analysis month due. The GPCC Monitoring Product is the in situ component to the satellite-gauge combined precipitation analyses of the Global Precipitation Climatology Product (GPCP) and the CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP). Moreover it supports regional climate monitoring and serves the land-surface complement to the Hamburg Ocean-Atmosphere Parameters and Fluxes from Satellite (HOAPS) data set.
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
6.0
Temporal Coverage
1982/01 - produced periodical; two months prior to present;
prior versions are available at Monitoring Product Version 5
Spatial Coverage
Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0; Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0
Data Format
gzip compressed NetCDF (classic) wikipedia.org

(1 file, 8 variables per gridcell: monthly precipitation p in mm/month, number of gauges per gridcell s, interpolation error (YAMAMOTO) per gridcell interpolation_error in mm/month, proportion of solid precipitation solid_p in %, proportion of liquid precipitation liquid_p in % , absolute sys. gauge error abs_gauge_err in mm/month , relative sys. gauge error rel_gauge_err in % , sys. gauge error correction factor (multiplier 1.0 - 3.0) corr_fac)
Tools
List of Software for Manipulating or Displaying NetCDF Data show list
Panoply netCDF, HDF and GRIB Data Viewer Panoply Home
Climate Data Operators CDO CDO Home
Datasize
~ 200 KByte (1.0 °) 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
Monitoring Product for Month/Year 1.0 / 2.5 ° (.gz)
(ftp archive) download


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