Global Precipitation Analysis Products of the GPCC

Abstract:
The Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) has been established in 1989 on request of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It is operated by Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD, National Meteorological Service of Germany) as a German contribution to the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Mandate of the GPCC is the global analysis of monthly precipitation on earth’s landsurface based on in situ raingauge data. Several products are availabe e.g. First Guess Product, First Guess Daily Product, Monitoring Product, ....

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General

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hierarchyLevelName
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contactsee section contact (role: pointOfContact)
dateStamp 2018-07-05T09:08:29Z
metadataStandardNameWMO Core Metadata Profile of ISO 19115 (WMO Core), 2003/Cor.1:2006 (ISO 19115), 2007 (ISO/TS 19139)
metadataStandardVersion1.3
referenceSystemInfoWGS 84
metadataExtensionInfoWMO Core Profile version 1.3
(http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/wis/2012/metadata/version_1-3/)

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citation
  • title:
    • Global Precipitation Analysis Products of the GPCC
  • dates:
    • creation: 2018-05-02Z
    • revision: 2018-07-05Z
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  • citedResponsibleParty:
    • see section contact (role: distributor)
  • presentationForm:
    • documentDigital
  • otherCitationDetails:
    • The dot notation recommended by WMO-CBS IPET-MDRD is used to build the code identifier
abstract see above
status
purposeNC/DCPC
pointOfContactsee section contact (role: originator)
graphicOverview
resourceMaintenance
  • maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:
    • continual
  • updateScope:
    • dataset
  • maintenanceNote:
    • The details of the update frequence are described in the temporalElement
descriptiveKeywords:
  • temporal:
    • monthly
  • theme:
    • analysis
    • anomalies
    • climate variability
    • global
    • gridded
    • meteorological
    • model validation
    • precipitation
    • rain gauge
    • trend
  • theme (uuidref=theme):
    • meteorology
  • place (uuidref=place):
    • world
  • (uuidref=GEMET):
    • Meteorological geographical features
resourceConstraints
  • MD_Constraints:
    • useLimitation: WMOOther
  • MD_LegalConstraints:
    • accessConstraints: otherRestrictions
    • useConstraints: otherRestrictions
    • otherConstraints: WMOOther
languageeng
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topicCategoryclimatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
extentboundingExtent
  • description:
    • The product/data covers the following region/bounding box: south=-90.0, north=90.0, west=-180.0, east=180.0
  • geographicElement:
    • westBoundLongitude: -180.0
    • eastBoundLongitude: 180.0
    • southBoundLatitude: -90.0
    • northBoundLatitude: 90.0
  • temporalElement:
    • beginPosition: 2018-05-02Z
    • endPosition: (indeterminatePosition = unknown)

Contact

Role: pointOfContact

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individualNameAndreas Becker, Peter Finger , Udo Schneider
organisationNameDeutscher Wetterdienst
contactInfo
  • address:
    • Frankfurter Strasse 135
      D-63067Offenbach
      Germany
  • email:

Role: distributor

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individualNameAndreas Becker, Peter Finger , Udo Schneider
organisationNameDeutscher Wetterdienst
positionName
contactInfo
  • address:
    • Frankfurter Strasse 135
      D-63067Offenbach
      Germany
  • phone:
  • email:
  • onlineResource:

Role: originator

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organisationNameGlobal Precipitation Climatology Centre GPCC, c/o Deutscher Wetterdienst
contactInfo
  • phone:
  • facsimile:
    • + 49 (0)69 / 8062-3987
  • address:
    • Postfach 10 04 65
      D-63004Offenbach
      Germany
  • email:
  • onlineResource:

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distributionInfo

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  • name:
    • VARIOUS
  • version:
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  • specification:
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transferOptions (onLine)
  • linkage/ URL:
  • protocol:
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  • name:
    • GISC Offenbach, Deutscher Wetterdienst
  • description:
    • WMO Information System, download products/data through GISC Offenbach, Deutscher Wetterdienst

dataQualityInfo

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scopedataset
report
  • title:
    • INSPIRE Data Specification on Meteorological geographical features
  • date (publication):
    • 2010-12-08
  • explanation:
    • See the referenced specification
  • pass:
    • true
lineage
  • statement:
    • High data quality controlled according to the procedures of the WIS
  • processStep:
    • This metadata record was created automatically as a representation of the bulletin declaration found in WMO # 9 Volume C1. Other references were used in the process, including WMO References such as WMO # 9 Volume A, WMO # 386 Manual on the GTS and WMO # 306 Manual on Codes. Other elements of information were also collected or created for the purpose of the GTS Metadata Generation. This work, as well as the creation of the representation of the WMO references was done by Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) on a "best effort" basis.
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