File Naming Convention for Precipitation Products For the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission

Erich F. Stocker
Document Description

This document describes the file naming conventions that will be used to name data products produced by the Precipitation Processing System (PPS) for the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission. 

The file naming conventions described in this document are applicable to all regular files intended for distribution to the public and routinely produced by the PPS. These file naming conventions are also intended to apply to files produced or reprocessed from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite during the period of GPM operations.

These file naming conventions are not required to be used by any other GPM partner. Each partner may adopt the file naming convention most appropriate for their needs and systems. PPS does not rename files provided by partners.