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chirps20GlobalPentadP05

The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgements String The Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Stations development process was carried out through U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) cooperative agreement #G09AC000001 "Monitoring and Forecasting Climate, Water and Land Use for Food Production in the Developing World" with funding from: U.S. Agency for International Development Office of Food for Peace, award #AID-FFP-P-10-00002 for "Famine Early Warning Systems Network Support," the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Applied Sciences Program, Decisions award #NN10AN26I for "A Land Data Assimilation System for Famine Early Warning," SERVIR award #NNH12AU22I for "A Long Time-Series Indicator of Agricultural Drought for the Greater Horn of Africa," The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration award NA11OAR4310151 for "A Global Standardized Precipitation Index supporting the US Drought Portal and the Famine Early Warning System Network," and the USGS Land Change Science Program.
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String CF-1.6, COARDS, ACDD-1.3
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String pete at geog.ucsb.edu
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Pete Peterson
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_type String person
attribute NC_GLOBAL documentation String http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/832/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double 179.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL faq String http://chg-wiki.geog.ucsb.edu/wiki/CHIRPS_FAQ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL ftp_url String ftp://chg-ftpout.geog.ucsb.edu/pub/org/chg/products/CHIRPS-2.0/ (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 49.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double -49.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double 179.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -179.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Created by Climate Hazards Group, University of California at Santa Barbara
erd.data@noaa.gov periodically downloads the latest data files from ftp://chg-ftpout.geog.ucsb.edu/pub/org/chg/products/CHIRPS-2.0/global_daily/netcdf/p05/ to NOAA NMFS SWFSC ERD
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String https://www.chc.ucsb.edu/data/chirps (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String UCSB Climate Hazards Group
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String barbara, california, chirps, climate, convective, convective precipitation rate, data, group, hazards, infrared, latitude, longitude, meteorology, pentad, pentads, precipitation, rain, rainfall, rate, santa, stations, time, university, version, with
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String To the extent possible under the law, Pete Peterson has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to CHIRPS. CHIRPS data is in the public domain as registered with Creative Commons.

The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended
for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data
Contributor, ERD, NOAA, nor the United States Government, nor any
of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy,
completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 49.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL references String Funk, C.C., Peterson, P.J., Landsfeld, M.F., Pedreros, D.H., Verdin, J.P., Rowland, J.D., Romero, B.E., Husak, G.J., Michaelsen, J.C., and Verdin, A.P., 2014, A quasi-global precipitation time series for drought monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 832, 4 p., https://dx.doi.org/110.3133/ds832. Available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/832/
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double -49.975
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF Standard Name Table v70
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String This dataset has 5-day (pentad) averages of the Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS), which is quasi-global rainfall data set. Spanning 50°S-50°N (and all longitudes) and ranging from 1981 to near-present, CHIRPS incorporates our in-house climatology, CHPclim, 0.05° resolution satellite imagery, and in-situ station data to create a gridded rainfall time series for trend analysis and seasonal drought monitoring. Since 1999, USGS and CHC scientists (supported by funding from USAID, NASA, and NOAA) have developed techniques for producing rainfall maps, especially in areas where surface data is sparse. Estimating rainfall variations in space and time is a key aspect of drought early warning and environmental monitoring. See https://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201566 . See the FAQ at http://chg-wiki.geog.ucsb.edu/wiki/CHIRPS_FAQ .
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1981-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String CHIRPS Version 2.0, Precipitation, Global, 0.05°, 5-Day, 1981-present
attribute NC_GLOBAL version String 2.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -179.975
dimension time   double nValues=2796, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=5 days 1h 44m 4s
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double 3.471552E8, 1.572048E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String gregorian
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=2000, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=0.05
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float -49.975, 49.975
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
dimension longitude   float nValues=7200, evenlySpaced=false, averageSpacing=0.049999999999999996
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -179.975, 179.975
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
variable precip   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute precip _FillValue float -9999.0
attribute precip colorBarMaximum double 100.0
attribute precip colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute precip ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute precip long_name String Precipitation
attribute precip missing_value float -9999.0
attribute precip standard_name String lwe_precipitation_rate
attribute precip time_step String pentad
attribute precip units String mm/(5days)

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