Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1525–1544, 2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 1525–1544, 2020
Data description paper
08 Jul 2020
Data description paper | 08 Jul 2020

AIMERG: a new Asian precipitation dataset (0.1°/half-hourly, 2000–2015) by calibrating the GPM-era IMERG at a daily scale using APHRODITE

Ziqiang Ma et al.

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Focusing on the potential drawbacks in generating the state-of-the-art IMERG data in both the TRMM and GPM era, a new daily calibration algorithm on IMERG was proposed, as well as a new AIMERG precipitation dataset (0.1°/half-hourly, 2000–2015, Asia) with better quality than IMERG for Asian scientific research and applications. The proposed daily calibration algorithm for GPM is promising and applicable in generating the future IMERG in either an operational scheme or a retrospective manner.