• Conrad, V., and L. W. Pollack, 1962: Methods in Climatology. Harvard University Press, 458 pp.

  • Huffman, G. J., and Coauthors, 1997: The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) combined precipitation dataset. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,78, 5–20.

  • Madden, R. A., and P. R. Julian, 1971: Detection of a 40–50 day oscillation in the zonal wind in the tropical Pacific. J. Atmos. Sci.,28, 702–708.

  • Morrissey, M. L., and J. S. Greene, 1991: The Pacific atoll raingauge data set. Tech. Report, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 45 pp. [Available from the University of Hawaii, 2444 Dole St., Honolulu, HI 96822.].

  • New, M., M. Hulme, and P. Jones, 1997: A 1961–1990 mean monthly climatology of global land areas. Tech. Rep., Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom, 32 pp.

  • Reynolds, R. W., 1988: A real-time global sea surface temperature analysis. J. Climate,1, 75–86.

  • Ropelewski, C. F., J. E. Janowiak, and M. S. Halpert, 1984: The Climate Anomaly Monitoring System (CAMS). Climate Analysis Center, NWS, NOAA, Washington, DC, 39 pp. [Available from the Climate Prediction Center, Camp Springs, MD 20746.].

  • Shepard, D., 1968: A two dimensional interpolation function for irregularly spaced data. Proc. 23d National Conf. of American Computing Machinery, Princeton, NJ, 517–522.

  • Thom, H. C. S., 1958: A note on the Gamma distribution. Mon. Wea. Rev.,86, 117–122.

  • Willmott, C. J., C. M. Rowe, and W. D. Philot, 1985: Small-scale climate maps: A sensitivity analysis of some common assumptions associated with grid-point interpolation and contouring. Amer. Cartogr.,12, 5–16.

  • Xie, P., and P. A. Arkin, 1996: Analyses of global monthly precipitation using gauge observations, satellite estimates, and numerical model predictions. J. Climate,9, 840–858.

  • ——, and ——, 1997: Global precipitation 17-year monthly analysis based on gauge observations, satellite estimates, and numerical model outputs. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc,78, 2539–2558.

  • ——, and ——, 1998: Global monthly precipitation estimates from satellite-observed outgoing longwave radiation. J. Climate,11, 137–164.

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 379 136 8
PDF Downloads 198 96 6

CAMS–OPI: A Global Satellite–Rain Gauge Merged Product for Real-Time Precipitation Monitoring Applications

View More View Less
  • 1 Climate Prediction Center, NCEP/NWS/NOAA, Camp Springs, Maryland
  • | 2 Research Data and Systems Corporation, Greenbelt, Maryland
Restricted access

Abstract

A method has been developed to produce real-time rain gauge–satellite merged analyses of global monthly precipitation. A dataset of these analyses spans the period from January 1979 to the present, which is sufficiently long to allow the computation of reasonably stable base period means from which departures from “normal” can be computed. The dataset is used routinely for global precipitation monitoring purposes at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service/National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Climate Prediction Center, is updated monthly, and is available via the Internet.

Corresponding author address: Mr. John Janowiak, Climate Prediction Center, NCEP/NWS/NOAA, W/NP52, Room 605, WWBG, NOAA, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304.

Email: wd55jj@sun1.wwb.noaa.gov

Abstract

A method has been developed to produce real-time rain gauge–satellite merged analyses of global monthly precipitation. A dataset of these analyses spans the period from January 1979 to the present, which is sufficiently long to allow the computation of reasonably stable base period means from which departures from “normal” can be computed. The dataset is used routinely for global precipitation monitoring purposes at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Service/National Centers for Environmental Prediction/Climate Prediction Center, is updated monthly, and is available via the Internet.

Corresponding author address: Mr. John Janowiak, Climate Prediction Center, NCEP/NWS/NOAA, W/NP52, Room 605, WWBG, NOAA, 5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304.

Email: wd55jj@sun1.wwb.noaa.gov

Save