Product description

PRODUCT TYPE data INPUT DATA GDRs, M-GDRs OUTPUT TYPE gridded
SATELLITE Envisat
Jason-1
Topex/Poseidon
merged
AGENCIES CNES
ESA
NASA
GRID TYPE cartesian
CONTENTS Precipitations products from the available dual-frequency altimeters. Three different data sets are available: the raw altimeter data samples (by quarter), the mean rain rate fields and the mean rain cell lenght fields. Mean rain rate fields are provided as monthly, 3-monthly and annual averages; rain cell lenghts are available for 3-monthly and annual averages. The individual rain samples are also available as netCDF files (samples directory on ftp).
APPLICATIONS
  • meteorology
  • ocean-atmosphere gas transfers
  • calval
USER beginner
GEOGRAPHICAL SCALE global GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE
82.0°
-180.0° 3.1 180.0°
-82.0°
SPATIAL RESOLUTION 2.5 degree REFERENCE SURFACE
TEMPORAL COVERAGE 1993-01-01 – onGoing QUALITY CONTROL
PARAMETERS
  • ku_attenuation, dB
  • sigma0_Ku, dB
  • sigma0_C, dB
  • freezing_level_altitude, m
  • freezing_level_altitude_clim, m
  • rain_rate, mm hr-1
  • brightness_temperature_18GH, K
  • brightness_temperature_21GH, K
  • brightness_temperature_37GH, K
  • rain_rate, mm day-1
  • rain_mu_parameter, mm day-1
  • freezing_level_altitude, mm day-1
  • rain_probability
  • rain_pdf
  • rain_cell_rate, mm hr-1
  • rain_cell_lenght, km
  • rain_pdf_slope, km-1
UPDATED biannually BY name : CERSAT
email adress : fpaf@ifremer.fr
web site :http://projets.ifremer.fr/cersat/
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Resource Volume Format Distributed by Licence/conditions
FTP 40 KB NetCDF
3.5
name : CERSAT
email adress : fpaf@ifremer.fr
web site : http://projets.ifremer.fr/cersat/
free
HTTP PNG name : CERSAT
email adress : fpaf@ifremer.fr
web site : http://projets.ifremer.fr/cersat/
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Last update: 2006-11-06