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Date Last Updated
June 3rd, 2022
Document Description

This Level 3 GPROF Version 07 release involves the following changes from the previous
(Version 05) release:

1. Product format change:
Added dimension variables such as lat, lon, layer, lat_bnds, lon_bnds, layer_bnds. Removed
cloudIce variable but added graupel and latentHeating variables.
2. Total number of precipitation pixels (npixPrecipitation):
In Version 05, pixels with pixelStatus=0 and surfacePrecipitation > 0 are counted as
precipitation pixels. In Version 07, pixels with pixelStatus=0, surfacePrecipitation > 0 and

Date Last Updated
June 3rd, 2022
Document Description

The L3GPROF algorithm provides monthly and daily mean precipitation and related retrieved parameters from the Level 2 GPROF precipitation profiling algorithm for the GPM core and constellation satellites.


Each L3GPROF product contains global 0.25o x 0.25o gridded monthly/daily unconditional means and pixel counts. Monthly product filenames start with 3A-MO or 3A-CLIM-MO, and daily product filenames start with 3A-DAY or 3A-CLIM-DAY.

Date Last Updated
May 15th, 2022
Document Description

This ATBD describes the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) passive microwave rainfall algorithm, which is a parametric algorithm used to serve all GPM constellation radiometers. The output parameters of the algorithm are enumerated in Table 1. It is based upon the concept that the GPM core satellite, with its Dual Frequency Radar (DPR) and GPM Microwave Imager (GMI), will be used to build a consistent a-priori database of cloud and precipitation profiles to help constrain possible solutions from the constellation radiometers.

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Date Last Updated
December 17th, 2021
Document Description

This document describes the basic idea of DPR data processing. It was originally written for the algorithm used in the at-launch version (V03). The algorithm has been modified and improved since then. Although the basic idea of data processing remains the same, the actual flow of processing, in particular that in the solver module, has changed substantially. As a result, some part of description in Section 3.1 may not be relevant any more.

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Date Last Updated
August 18th, 2021
Document Description

This document describes the data file formats for all GPM products. Metadata is described in Metadata for GPM Products. The purpose of this file specification document is to define the file content and format for the GPM data products. The file specifications have been reviewed by the algorithm developers. Formats are expected to change for each processing cycle.

Version 7.04 Test TKIO 3.97.18

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Date Last Updated
July 1st, 2021
Document Description

The Level-3 radar products provide daily and monthly global statistics of the Level-2 Ku, Ka and DPR products on a latitude-longitude grid. In version 7 (V07), the organization of the products has changed with the highest-level categorization into FS (full swath), MS (matched or inner swath) and HS (high sensitivity) swath products. The next level of division is into high and low spatial resolution grids that are defined such that the low-resolution grid (G1) is 50×50 (lat×lon) while the high-resolution grid (G2) is 0.250× 0.250.

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Date Last Updated
April 30th, 2021
Document Description

To address how NASA data can enable support of operations within the transportation and logistical sectors, the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Applications Team, in collaboration with the Aerosols, Clouds, Convection and Precipitation (ACCP) Study Applications Impact Team (AIT), organized the virtual 2020 NASA GPM-ACCP Transportation and Logistics Workshop

Date Last Updated
January 15th, 2021
Document Description

At the end of 2020, PPS anticipates that it will replace the current FTP access to its Production data archive with FTPS and HTTPS access. In choosing between FTPS and HTTPS, select HTTPS in situations where firewall restrictions prevent FTPS access.

Date Last Updated
January 15th, 2021
Document Description

NASA information security management authorities mandated that continued use of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
should not be allowed, even when used to provide access to publicly-available, non-sensitive information. This decision
was made because FTP login credentials are sent in clear text. For this reason, they mandated that all FTP sites either
convert to some form of encrypted login mechanism or be shut down. PPS determined, after reviewing available

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Date Last Updated
January 15th, 2021
Document Description

At the end of 2020, PPS anticipates that it will replace the current FTP access to its Production data archive with FTPS and HTTPS access. In choosing between FTPS and HTTPS, select HTTPS in situations where firewall restrictions prevent FTPS access.