CMORPH (CPC MORPHing technique): High resolution precipitation (60S-60N)

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CMORPH (CPC MORPHing technique): High resolution precipitation (60S-60N)
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"CMORPH (CPC MORPHing technique) produces global precipitation analyses at very high spatial and temporal resolution. This technique uses precipitation estimates that have been derived from low orbiter satellite microwave observations exclusively, and whose features are transported via spatial propagation information that is obtained entirely from geostationary satellite IR data." (source: RDA abstract on CMORPH).

Key Strengths

Key Strengths

High temporal and spatial resolution

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Acknowledgement of any material taken from or knowledge gained from this page is appreciated:

National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified "The Climate Data Guide: CMORPH (CPC MORPHing technique): High resolution precipitation (60S-60N).” Retrieved from on 2024-06-18.

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Acknowledgement of the Climate Data Guide project is also appreciated:

Schneider, D. P., C. Deser, J. Fasullo, and K. E. Trenberth, 2013: Climate Data Guide Spurs Discovery and Understanding. Eos Trans. AGU, 94, 121–122,

Key Figures

Climate Data Guide Image: CMORPH

Sample CMORPH (0.25 x 0.25) without (top) and with (bottom) advection for June 20, 2009. [Climate Data Guide; D.Shea]

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Earth system components and main variables
Dataset collections

Years of record
Data time period extended
Yes, data set is extended
Sub-daily, Daily
Input Data

satellite microwave

Vertical Levels:
Missing Data Flag
Missing data present
Ocean or Land
Spatial Resolution


Model Resolution (reanalysis)
Data Assimilation Method
Model Vintage (reanalysis)