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PRECIPITATION

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Definition

 Precipitation is  the process where water vapor condenses in the atmosphere to form water droplets that fall to the Earth as rain, sleet, snow, hail, etc.

Convective Precipitation is precipitation from convective clouds, generally considered to be synonymous with showers.

Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Agriculture issues
  3. Water cycle
  4. Energy cycle
  5. Weather forecast
  6. Global climate change

GES DISC Datasets

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Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Precipitation hourly total
kg/m^2 NLDAS
1979 present ftp Y
Convective precipitation hourly total kg/m^2 NLDAS 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. NLDAS
  2. GISTEMP
  3. NOAA/NCDC

 

 

 

 

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