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Research on Vegetation: using CMORPH data Rain Ratedata -- Browse Archived Weekly Images

(available images: since 01/01/2003)

Rainfall: CMORPH product

CMORPH product was obtained from NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC).

CMORPH (CPC MORPHing technique) produces global precipitation analyses at very high spatial and temporal resolution. This technique uses precipitation estimates that have been derived from low orbiter satellite microwave observations exclusively, and whose features are transported via spatial propagation information that is obtained entirely from geostationary satellite IR data. At present we incorporate precipitation estimates derived from the passive microwaves aboard the DMSP 13, 14 & 15 (SSM/I), the NOAA-15, 16, 17 & 18 (AMSU-B), and AMSR-E and TMI aboard NASA's Aqua and TRMM spacecraft, respectively.

The global 3 hourly CMORPH rain rate data with 0.25 degree resolution were aggregated to weekly accumulative precipitation.