RAIN_JAEGER_1

Jaeger Monthly Mean Global Precipitation 2.5 x 5.0 degree V1 (RAIN_JEAGER) at GES DISC

Version 1
  • Abstract
    The Jaeger Surface Rain Gauge Observations data set consists of gridded mean monthly global precipitation values for 1931 to 1960 over the continents and 1955 to 1965 over the oceans. In order to calculate monthly, seasonal, and annual variations of precipitation over the whole globe, both hemispheres, and various meridional zones, a gridding technique was used on data spanning 1931 to 1960 over the continents, and 1955 to 1965 over the oceans. For the continental regions, the grid point values were obtained as eye estimates from isopleth maps prepared from up-to-date climatic atlases containing annual and monthly rainfall values, supplemented by other data sets. Although it was initially intended to use data for the standard period 1931-1960, this did not prove possible for all regions. Moller's (1951) method for estimating rainfall frequencies was adopted to provide ocean precipitation data. Monthly percentage frequencies were extracted from the mapped isolines of the US Marine Climatic Atlas (US Naval Weather Service 1955-1965) and interpolated to the grid points. After re-expressing the monthly frequencies as annual percentages, the values were scaled to rainfall depth units using Geiger's (1965) precipitation map to yield monthly precipitation means.
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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • LIQUID PRECIPITATION
    • RAIN
    • GLOBAL PRECIPITATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • PRECIPITATION
    • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLIMATOLOGY
  • EOSDIS
  • FTP
  • GLOBAL PRECIPITATION
  • TEMS
  • GTOS
  • G3OS
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms
    WEATHER STATIONS
    Instruments
    • RAIN GAUGES
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms
    SHIPS
    Instruments
    • RAIN GAUGES
Projects
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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
    ARCHIVER
    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

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  • ROY JENNE
    Technical Contact
    ROY JENNE

    NCAR/SCD/DSS
    P.O. Box 3000
    Boulder, CO 80307

    • Email
    • (303) 497-1215
    • (303) 497-1137
  • DANA OSTRENGA
    Metadata Author
    DANA OSTRENGA

    Code 610.2 Bldg 32 Rm S151
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 21230

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    • 301-614-5475
    • 301-614-5268
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    Data Center Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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