The Version 2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Precipitation Analysis (1979-Present)

  title={The Version 2 Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Monthly Precipitation Analysis (1979-Present)},
  author={Robert F. Adler and George J. Huffman and Alfred T. C. Chang and Ralph R. Ferraro and Pingping Xie and John E. Janowiak and Bruno Rudolf and Udo Schneider and Scott Curtis and David T. Bolvin and Arnold Gruber and Joel Susskind and Phillip A. Arkin and Eric J. Nelkin},
  journal={Journal of Hydrometeorology},
Abstract The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) Version-2 Monthly Precipitation Analysis is described. This globally complete, monthly analysis of surface precipitation at 2.5° latitude × 2.5° longitude resolution is available from January 1979 to the present. It is a merged analysis that incorporates precipitation estimates from low-orbit satellite microwave data, geosynchronous-orbit satellite infrared data, and surface rain gauge observations. The merging approach utilizes the… 

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