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GPCC P-Quantiles
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DOI for Scientific and Technical Data
10.5676/DWD_GPCC/QUANTILES_V2022_100 (for 1.0° resolution)
GPCC Precipitation Quantiles at 1.0°: Monthly Land-Surface Precipitation as Quantiles from Rain-Gauges built on GTS-based and Historic Data
Globally Gridded Precipitation Quantiles
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For further informations about the products read our Product Info

The temporal coverage of the dataset ranges from January 1982 until the current monitoring month.
Ziese, Markus; Finger, Peter; Rustemeier, Elke; Zora Schiermeister: GPCC Precipitation Quantiles DOI: 10.5676/DWD_GPCC/QUANTILES_V2022_100
Ziese, Markus; Finger, Peter; Rustemeier, Elke; Zora Schiermeister
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC, http://gpcc.dwd.de/) at Deutscher Wetterdienst
Publication Year
Statistical position measure of the current gpcc precipitation monitoring product grid mean value (GPCC_MP) for the last 1,3,6,9,12 months to the statistical distribution of the full data product grid values for differend referenz periods (1951-2000 eg.) (GPCC_FD) = p-quantile
Peer-reviewed Articles

"Global gridded precipitation over land: a description of the new GPCC First Guess Daily product"
K. Schamm, M. Ziese, A. Becker, P. Finger, A. Meyer-Christoffer, U. Schneider, M. Schröder, and P. Stender
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
in Atmosphere, 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
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
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, U. Schneider, A. Meyer-Christoffer, K. Schamm, J. Vido, P. Finger, P. Bissoli, S.Pietsch, A. Becker
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., 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 HOMPRA-Europe (HOMPRA-Europe) with homogenized precipitation data, suitable for trend analyses.

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.

Please notice also the (GPCC Download Gate) with the current versions of all GPCC datasets and additional informations.
Temporal Coverage
1982/01 - last monitoring product month
Spatial Coverage
Latitude: -90.0 to 90.0; Longitude: -180.0 to 180.0
Data Format
gzip compressed NetCDF format description
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approx. 125 KB per gzip file
Dr. Markus Ziese, Head
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)
c/o Deutscher Wetterdienst
Postfach 10 04 65
D-63004 Offenbach/Main
e-mail: gpcc@dwd.de

Tel.: + 49 (0)69 / 8062-2973
Fax: + 49 (0)69 / 8062-3987
Supplementary Infos
Product Info
Terms of Use
NetCDF Format (gzip compressed) 1.0 ° (.gz ~ 25 MByte)
1982 - current monitoring month precipitation p-quantil per gridcell download

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