About the Analysis: 1. Data Source: CMCD/INPE, INMET, FUNCEME/CE, LMRS/PB, EMPARN/RN, DMRH/PE, DHME/PI, CEPES/SE, NMRH/AL, SRH/BA, CEMIG-SIMGE/MG, SEAG/ES, SIMEPAR/PR, CLIMERH/SC. 2. Resolution: 1.0 degree x 1.0 degree (lon,lat) 3. Spatial Domain: 80W - 30W; 40S - 10N 4. Time Domain: January 1, 1948 - December 31,2005 5. Analysis Scheme: Modified Cressman (1959) Scheme (Glahn et al. 1985; Charba et al. 1992). 6. Quality Control: A. Duplicate Station Check B. Data Check ( buddy check ) 7. Format: Sequential access binary files created on a little_endian platform. Missing value is -999.00. Note 1. This data set will be updated and extended (in time) when new station data are available to us.
Silva, V. B. S., V. E. Kousky, W. Shi, and R. W. Higgins, 2006: An improved gridded historical daily precipitation analysis for Brazil. Submitted to the Journal of Hydrometeorology.
Please see the following pages at the NCEP Climate Prediction Center for more information: Retrospective Analyses, Daily Precipitation Analysis.