GPCC VASClimO-50yr precipitation climatology, 0.5° x 0.5°

Variability Analyses of Surface Climate Observations (VASClimO) at the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC). Version-1.1, 0.5° x 0.5°

The VASClimO Climatology is a monthly globally gridded data set of observed station precipitation. It is prepared by Dr Christoph Beck and Dr Jürgen Grieser at the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC). The work is done in the frame of the project VASClimO which is part of the German Climate Research Programme (DEKLIM) and is supported financially by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. The globally gridded monthly precipitation sums from January 1951 to December 2000 are provided in three resolutions of 0.5°x0.5°, 1.0°x1.0°, and 2.5°x2.5°. Reference: Beck,C.,J. Grieser and B. Rudolf (2005): A New Monthly Precipitation Climatology for the Global Land Areas for the Period 1951 to 2000,Climate Status Report 2004, pp. 181 - 190, German Weather Service, Offenbach, Germany.

precipitation (mm/Month)
ZonalGlobal by 0.5 deg
MeridionalGlobal by 0.5 deg
TemporalJan 1951 to Dec 2000 by 1 month(s)
Volume622.1 Mbytes
Source VASClimO
AcquiredJan 18, 2006
APDRC contactYongsheng Zhang