Version 7 revision 00 was active from 26 July 2013 to 24 April 2016.
Latest version: RSS Monthly 1-deg Total Precipitable Water V7r01 is available as of 25 April 2016.



The RSS Monthly 1-deg Microwave Total Precipitable Water netCDF V7R00 dataset provides 1 degree gridded data for the monthly means of total precipitable water, a 20 year climatology file, and a cumulative file with data from 1988 to the current month. This includes the anomalies for global mean precipitable water over Ice Free Oceans (60S to 60N) and the tropical mean for 20S to 20N. Satellite information used in calculating the means is included for the SSMI (8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15) and SSMIS (16, 17), AQUA10 and Windsat(Coriolis). This dataset contains both netCDF3 and netCDF4 formatted files.

Please include the following citation in your publications:

Mears, Carl A., Deborah K. Smith, Kyle Hilburn and Lucrezia Ricciardulli. 2013. RSS Monthly 1-deg Microwave Total Precipitable Water netCDF V7R00 [indicate subset used]. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/tpw/ DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/MULTIPLE/WATER_VAPOR/DATA301
Click here for the citation in RIS format.

General Characteristics

Publication date: 2013-07-26
Version: 7
Collections: DISCOVER MEaSUREs Products
Projects: DISCOVER
Platforms: AQUA, Coriolis, DMSP 5D-2/F10, DMSP 5D-2/F11, DMSP 5D-2/F13, DMSP 5D-2/F14, DMSP 5D-2/F15, DMSP 5D-2/F8, DMSP 5D-3/F16, DMSP 5D-3/F17
Instruments: AMSR-E, SSMI, SSMIS, WINDSAT
Terms: ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
Processing level: 3
Format: NETCDF

Coverage

[coverage map]
Red dots or areas indicate coverage range.

 

Location: GLOBAL OCEANS
Spatial resolution: 1 degree grid
North boundary: 60°
West boundary: -180°
East boundary: 180°
South boundary: -60°
Temporal resolution: MONTHLY
Start date: 1988-01-01
Stop date: 2016-03-31

Documentation

Retired Dataset: Retired data available on request only
Browse: http://images.remss.com/cdr/climate_data_record_browse.html?product=vapor
Browse images illustrate the nature and coverage of the data
Guide: http://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/uso/ds_docs/tpw/rssm1tpwn_dataset.html
The guide document contains detailed information about the dataset
PI Documentation: http://www.ssmi.com/cdr/tpw_data_description.html
TPW data description
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/rss/rssm1tpwn/wentz_JAS_1998.pdf
SSM/I Rain Retrievals within a Unified All-Weather Ocean Algorithm May 1, 1998
PI Documentation: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/rss/rssm1tpwn/wentz_JGR_1997.pdf
Ocean Algorithm for special sensor microwave/imager
Algorithm Information: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/rss/rssm1tpwn/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2.pdf
Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) Version 2 AMSR Ocean Algorithm
Algorithm Information: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/pub/doc/rss/rssm1tpwn/AMSR_Ocean_Algorithm_Version_2_Supplement_1.pdf
Supplement 1 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for AMSR-E Ocean Algorithms
DOI
for V7r00 :
http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/MULTIPLE/WATER_VAPOR/DATA301
Digital Object Identifier
Citing data: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/about-ghrc/citing-ghrc-daac-data
Instructions for citing GHRC data.

 

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