CHIRPS

Overview
Extent
    Quasi Global (between 50°N and 50°S latitudes)
Spatial Resolution
    4.8km
Data Source(s)
    Climate Hazard Group (CHG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Description

Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS) is a 30+ year rainfall dataset (Funk et al., 2014). It uses a combination of satellite and station data to provide either daily or pentand (5 day) total rainfall. CHIRPS is useful for environmental or drought monitoring through precipitation based drought indices and trend analysis.

 

Precipitation: Total precipitation (depth)

Standard Precipitation Index (SPI): A multi-timescale drought drought index based on precipitation (McKee 1993)

Technical Information

Feature
Detail
Extent
Quasi Global (between 50°N and 50°S latitudes)
Period of Record
1981-present
Spatial Resolution
4.8km
Temporal Resolution
1-5 day (updated monthly)
Data Summaries
anomalies, trend and statistical significance, spatial and temporal aggregations, time series, standardized indices
Data Source(s)
Climate Hazard Group (CHG) at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Data Formats
raster (geotiff), raster tile (tile ID), time series (.csv, .xls, .json, .geojson)
Sources

Funk, C.C., Peterson, P.J., Landsfeld, M.F., Pedreros, D.H., Verdin, J.P., Rowland, J.D., Romero, B.E., Husak, G.J., Michaelsen, J.C., and Verdin, A.P., 2014, A quasi-global precipitation time series for drought monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 832, 4 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds832

McKee, T. B., N. J. Doesken, and J. Kliest, 1993: The relationship of drought frequency and duration to time scales. In Proceedings of the 8th Conference of Applied Climatology, 17-22 January, Anaheim, CA. American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA. 179-184.

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