Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Rainfall in Africa, 0.25 degrees, from 1998-2012

Metadata Updated: March 23, 2019

This data set describes rainfall distribution statistics over the African continent, including Madagascar. The rainfall estimates are based on data from the NASA Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) measured between 1998 and 2012. Rainfall patterns were quantified using a gamma-based function and two Markov chain parameters with the aim to summarize the rainfall pattern to a small number of parameters and processes. These summary statistics are suitable for temporal downscaling.These data provide gridded (0.25 x 0.25-degree) estimates of 14-year mean monthly rainfall total amount (mm), frequency (count), intensity (mm/hr), and duration (hrs) of rainfall, as well as Markov chain and gamma-distribution parameters for use in temporal downscaling. The data are presented as a series of 12 netCDF (*.nc) files.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date March 23, 2019
Publisher ORNL_DAAC
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, ORNL_DAAC. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1263. Kaptue, A.T., N.P. Hanan, L. Prihodko, and J.A. Ramirez. 2015. Spatio-temporal Characteristics of Rainfall in Africa, 0.25 degrees, from 1998-2012. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1263.
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Data First Published 2015-01-27
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1263
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-12-10
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Spatial -20.0 -40.0 55.0 40.0
Temporal 1998-01-01T00:00:00Z/2012-12-31T23:59:59Z
Category Climate, geospatial

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