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Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 275–287, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-275-2015
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 275–287, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-275-2015

  13 Oct 2015

13 Oct 2015

A global satellite-assisted precipitation climatology

C. Funk et al.

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We derive a new global 0.05 degree precipitation climatology using satellite data, topography and climate normals via moving window regression. The resulting global 0.05° monthly precipitation climatology, the Climate Hazards Group’s Precipitation Climatology version 1 (CHPclim v.1.0, http://dx.doi.org/10.15780/G2159X), is shown to compare favorably with similar global climatology products, especially in areas with complex terrain and low station densities.