This data set describes rainfall distribution statistics over the African continent, including Madagascar. The rainfall estimates are based on data from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) measured between 1998 and 2012. Rainfall patterns were quantified using a gamma-based function and two Markov chain parameters with the aim to summarize the rainfall pattern to a small number of parameters and processes. These summary statistics are suitable for temporal downscaling.These data provide gridded (0.25 x 0.25-degree) estimates of 14-year mean monthly rainfall total amount (mm), frequency (count), intensity (mm/hr), and duration (hrs) of rainfall, as well as Markov chain and gamma-distribution parameters for use in temporal downscaling. The data are presented as a series of 12 netCDF (*.nc) files.
N: 40.0 S: -40.0 E: 55.0 W: -20.0
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Variables mapped on uniform space-time grid scales with completeness and consistency
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ORNL DAAC User Services Office, P.O. Box 2008, MS 6407, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831-6407
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