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TRMM Level 3 Monthly 0.5° x 0.5° Convective and Stratiform Heating CSH

Data Access for

CSH: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&dataset=CSH:%20Monthly%200.5%20x%200.5%20degree%20Convective/Stratiform%20Heating&project=TRMM&dataGroup=Gridded&version=006

Contents of the TRMM Level 3 Monthly 0.5° x 0.5° Convective and Stratiform Heating CSH

Summary

This document provides basic information on CSH,Monthly 0.5° x 0.5° Latent Heating. Algorithm CSH produces global 0.5° x 0.5° monthly latent heating profiles from surface convective rain rate and surface stratiform rain rate.

Data Flow Description

The data flow of all products are shown in the Satellite Algorithm Flow Diagram

Data Set Description

Data Characteristics
Temporal Coverage Start Date: 1998-01-01; Stop Date: -
Geographic Coverage Latitude: 37°S - 37°N; Longitude:180°W - 180°E
Temporal Resolution Monthly
Horizontal Resolution 0.5° x 0.5°; nlat = 148, nlon = 720
Average File Size Original: ~8.0 MB
File Type HDF



Data Format Structure

The following table summarizes the contents and structure of the TRMM Level 3 Monthly 0.5° x 0.5° Convective and Stratiform Heating (CSH) product. Further information can be found in http://pps.gsfc.nasa.gov/Documents/ICSVol4.pdf

 

Data Format Structure for CSH, Convective and Stratiform Heating
Name Type Record
Size
(byte)
Dim Size
(# of Records)
Scaled
by
Range Unit Description
ECS Core Metadata Char Attribute 10,000  - - - - ECS Core Metadata
PS Metadata Char Attribute 10,000  - - - - Product Specific Metadata
GridStructure Char Attribute 5,000  - - - - GridStructure gives the specification of the geometry of the grids.
LatentHeating Float SDS nlat*nlon*nlayer ~ -50deg ~ 100deg deg h-1 Latent heat, eddy flux and radiative heating in 0.5° x 0.5° boxes from 37°N x 37°S.
Note: nlayer = 19, the number of levels at 0.5km, 1km, 2km, ..., 18km.


TRMM CSH can be accessed and ordered from the Goddard DAAC's at TRMM Data Search and Order System http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&dataset=CSH:%20Monthly%200.5%20x%200.5%20degree%20Convective/Stratiform%20Heating&project=TRMM&dataGroup=Gridded&version=006

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