Global daily 1 km land surface precipitation based on cloud cover-informed downscaling

  title={Global daily 1 km land surface precipitation based on cloud cover-informed downscaling},
  author={Dirk Nikolaus Karger and Adam M. Wilson and Colin R. Mahony and Niklaus E. Zimmermann and Walter Jetz},
  journal={Scientific Data},
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