The authors thank GPM science team members—in particular, George Huffman—and many users for providing comments and suggestions during the dataset and service development at the GES DISC. Thanks also to Andrey Savtchenko for his contribution and to three anonymous reviewers for their comments and suggestions that have significantly improved and strengthened the manuscript. GPM datasets are processed and provided by the Precipitation Processing System (PPS) that also distributes GPM data and provides services.
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