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AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations, Version 2

This Level-3 rainfall accumulation product (AE_RnGd) consists of two grids of 28 rows by 72 columns of monthly averaged rainfall accumulation over ocean and land. Both grids are 5 degree by 5 degree resolution.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 70, S: -70, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 deg x 5 deg
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-06-19 to 2011-10-01
Temporal Resolution:
1 month
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Precipitation > Rain
Sensor(s): AMSR-E
Data Format(s):
Data Contributor(s): Thomas Wilheit, Jr., Christian Kummerow, Ralph Ferraro, Robert Adler

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Adler, R., T. Wilheit, Jr., C. Kummerow, and R. Ferraro. 2004. AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly L3 5x5 deg Rainfall Accumulations, Version 2. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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