CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP)

monthly precipitation by merging gauge, 5 kinds of satellite estimates (GPI,OPI,SSM/I scattering, SSM/I emission and MSU) and (optionally) numerical model predictions.


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.

Xie, P., and P. A. Arkin, 1997: Global Precipitation: A 17-Year Monthly Analysis Based on Gauge Observations, Satellite Estimates and NUmerical Model Outputs. BAMS, 78, 2539-2558.

Please contact us for any problems or questions regarding to this product which is experimental in nature.

   Dr. Pingping Xie 
   National Centers for Environmental Prediction, #800A 
   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  
   Washington, DC 20233 
   Tel:  (301)763-8167 
   Fax:  (301)763-8125 
   E-mail:  xping@sgi17.wwb.noaa.gov