CHIRPS Data Pentadal October 2018 precipitation (mm), Africa

Nov 30, 2018
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Climate Hazard group InfraRed Precipitation with Stations (CHIRPS) is a global (50%B0 S-50%B0 N, 180%B0 E-180%B0 W), 0.05%B0 resolution, 1981 to near-present gridded precipitation time series. CHIRPS data are produced by scientists at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Climate Hazard Group (CHG) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. Data are provided as pentadal (5-day) composites. 

Estimating precipitation variations in space and time is an important aspect of drought early warning and environmental monitoring. An evolving drier-than-normal season must be placed in historical context so that the severity of rainfall deficits may quickly be evaluated. To this end, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, working closely with collaborators at the University of California, Santa Barbara Climate Hazards Group, have developed a quasi-global (50°S–50°N, 180°E–180°W), 0.05° resolution, 1981 to near-present gridded precipitation time series: the Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Stations (CHIRPS) data archive.
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Funk, C.C., Peterson, P.J., Landsfeld, M.F., Pedreros, D.H., Verdin, J.P., Rowland, J.D., Romero, B.E., Husak, G.J., Michaelsen, J.C., and Verdin, A.P., 2014, A quasi-global precipitation time series for drought monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 832, 4 p., https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds832.
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Climate Hazards Group. University of California at Santa Barbara
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