The GPCC provides gridded gauge-analysis products derived from quality controlled station data. Two products are for climate: (a) the Full Data Reanalysis Product (1901-2010) is recommended for global and regional water balance studies, calibration/validation of remote sensing based rainfall estimations and verification of numerical models, and (b) the VASClimO 50-Year Data Set which is for climate variability and trend studies. The products are not bias corrected for systematic gauge measuring errors. However, the GPCC provides estimates for that error as well as the number of gauges used on the grid.
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|GPCC precipitation for May,2012. (Figure produced via "GPCC Visualizer" tool)|
|GPCC percent [%] of normal for May 2012. (Figure produced via "GPCC Visualizer" tool)|
|GPCC precipitation estimates (mm/day) for May 2012 [mm/month]. (Figure produced via "GPCC Visualizer" tool)|
|Number of stations used by GPC for May 2012. (Figure produced via "GPCC Visualizer" tool)|
National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 29 Oct 2015. "The Climate Data Guide: GPCC: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre." Retrieved from https://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/climate-data/gpcc-global-precipitation-climatology-centre.