GPM Level 3 GPROF Version 07 Release Notes
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
precipitationYesNoFlag=1 are counted as precipitation pixels.
More detailed information on the Level 3 GPROF Version 07 products can be found in the GPM
Level 3 GPROF Version 07 Information document.