Atmospheric variables include temperature, precipitation, wind, pressure, clouds, greenhouse gases, and much more. Overview pages summarize and compare selected datasets of a given variable.
To find a specific dataset or variable, jump to the search box below or click your desired variable from among the blue sub-category buttons. Note that the classification of datasets by variable is approximate, especially for large, multi-variable datasets like reanalyses.
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Years of record
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) is a joint space mission between NASA and Japan's National Space Development Agency designed to monitor and study…
Main variables and Earth System componentsAtmosphere Precipitation
- Sub-daily, Daily, Monthly
- Obs4MIPS, Climate Analysis Section (CAS) Data Catalog
Experts contributing reviews
- Huffman, George J. | Pendergrass, Angeline