PSD Gridded Climate Datasets: Precipitation

DatasetsDescriptionOPeNDAP CatalogRSS
CMAP Precipitation Monthly and pentad global gridded precipitation means. It includes a standard and enhanced version (with NCEP Reanalysis) from 1979 to near the present. Catalog rss feed
CPC .25x.25 Daily US Unified Precipitation High resolution gridded precipitation over the US (from station data) for 1948 to 2006 extending to the present for a real-time version. Catalog N/A
CPC Hourly Precipitation NCEP's hourly gridded US station precipitation from 1948. Catalog N.A.
GFS Model Output A dataset of historical weather forecasts generated with a fixed numerical model. Daily forecasts are comprised of a 15 day, 15-member ensemble and include surface and pressure level variables. N/A N/A
GHCN version 2 Land Precipitation Dataset GHCN V2 contains gridded precipitation anomalies calculated from the GHCN version 2 monthly precipitation data set. 2,064 homogeneity adjusted precipitation stations were combined with a data set containing 20,590 raw precipitation stations throughout the world onto a 72x36 (5degx5deg) global grid. Catalog N/A
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) GPCC Global Precipitation Climatology Centre monthly precipitation dataset from 1901-present is calculated from global station data. Catalog rss feed
GPCP V2.2 Precipitation Global Precipitation Climatology Project monthly precipitation dataset from 1979-present combines observations and satellite precipitation data into 2.5°x2.5° global grids. Catalog rss feed
MSU Two Microwave Sounding Unit tropospheric temperatures and daily average precipitation available in a global grid (2.5°x2.5°). Catalog N/A
NCEP Operational Analysis NCEP's twice-daily global analysis at 2.5° resolution on pressure levels which is a product of their operational forecast system. Catalog
NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis A state-of-the-art analysis/forecast system is used to perform data assimilation using data from 1948 to the present. Catalog rss feed
NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Products Derived at PSD A subset of the NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis has been processed to create monthly means of the original data, and in some cases, derived variables or other statistics. Catalog rss feed
NCEP/DOE Reanalysis II A state-of-the-art analysis/forecast system is used to perform data assimilation using data from 1979 through 2003. A large subset of this data is available from PSD in its original 4 times daily format and as daily averages. Catalog rss feed
NOAA's Precipitation Reconstruction (PREC) NOAA's Precipitation Reconstruction (PREC) Catalog N/A
NOAA's Precipitation Reconstruction over Land (PREC/L) NOAA's Precipitation Reconstruction over Land (PREC/L) Catalog N/A
PSD South America Daily Gridded Precipitation South America daily precipitation from gauges on 1.0 and 2.5 degree grids. N/A N/A
North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) NCEP's high resolution combined model and assimilated dataset. It covers 1979 to near present and is provided 8-times daily, daily and monthly on a Northern Hemisphere Lambert Conformal Conic grid for all variables. Catalog N/A
20th Century Reanalysis (V2) 20th Century Reanalysis contains objectively-analyzed 4-dimensional weather maps and their uncertainty from the late 19th century to 21st century.Catalog N/A
U. of Delaware Precipitation and Air Temperature Monthly global gridded high resolution station (land) data for air temperature and precipitation from 1901-2010. Catalog N/A