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Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) Precipitation Data

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Deutscher Wetterdienst

The GPCC provides unrestricted access to its monthly gridded precipitation data sets for climate monitoring purposes and related research. All users are requested to refer to the GPCC and the product specific DOI (Digital Object Identifier) reference as provided below. Available are the following user tailored products that differ with regard to the underlying data and the use case:

Near real-time First Guess of monthly precipitation anomalies based on SYNOP messages of meanwhile approx. 7,000 stations arriving with Deutscher Wetterdienst.

Access

Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) First Guess Monthly Data: Global gridded monthly totals available for download

Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) Data Products: Visualize and download GPCC products

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Global Standard Precipitation Index (SPI) Products: Monthly SPI Gamma & Pearson products derived from monthly GPCC data

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Example global precipitation map from GPCC