Data Set ID: 
NSIDC-0612

Modelled Precipitation Over Greenland, Version 1

This data set includes the annual total precipitation from 1985 to 1999 and monthly total precipitation from January 1985 to December 1999. The data is derived from a dynamic model using the omega equation which describes vertical atmospheric motion. The data are arrayed in a 67 x 69 grid with a grid length of 50 km.

Two versions of the data are available in separate directories (ver1 and ver2). Data are in ASCII files named yy.sum for annual total precipitation (mm), yymm.sum for monthly total precipitation (mm), and yy1-yy2.mean for annual mean precipitation from yy1 to yy2. Latitude and longitude data for the grid points and topological data are also available.

NSIDC does not archive these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Rate > Precipitation
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > Precipitation
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Rate > PRECIPITATION RATE
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 72.5796, 
S: 72.5796, 
E: -38.4592, 
W: -38.4592
Platform(s):Not specified
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):Not specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1999
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):David Bromwich, Qui-Shi Chen

Geographic Coverage

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Literature Citation

As a condition of using these data, we request that you acknowledge the author(s) of this data set by referencing the following peer-reviewed publication.

  • Bromwich, D. H., Q. Chen, L. Bai, E. N. Cassano, and Y. Li. 2001. Modeled precipitation variability over the Greenland Ice Sheet, J. Geophys. Res. 106. 33891–33908. https://doi.org/10.1029/2001JD900251

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