Recent IMERG Anomalies

Below are a few recent satellite anomalies of note that may have affected the quality of the IMERG precipitation products. 10 May 2016: The data flow from the Himawari-8 GEO satellite was interrupted for 57 hours, 7 May, 05 UTC – 9 May, 14 UTC and during that time there is a continuous zone of missing values in the IR precipitation data in the center of the Himawari-8 sector (over Japan), where data from the adjoining GEO satellites are unable to fill the gap. The IR-based displacement vectors were therefore computed using the standard fallback of spatial interpolation. 20 April 2016