This gridded merged multi-satellite geostationary infrared (IR) brightness temperature product originates from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC), the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the National Weather Service (NWS) and are hosted by NASA’s Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).
NetCDF (Network Common Data Form) is a set of interfaces for array-oriented data access and a freely distributed collection of data access libraries for C, Fortran, C++, Java, and other languages. The netCDF libraries support a machine-independent format for representing scientific data. Together, the interfaces, libraries, and format support the creation, access, and sharing of scientific data.
This file is the percent water surface coverage file used for the TRMM 3B42/43 products, in NetCDF format. It is on a 0.25°x0.25° grid as REAL*4 (1440,720). The orientation is the same as the 3B42/3B43 data. The file displays percent water surface coverage with 100% = all water and 0% = all land.
This file is the percent water surface coverage file used for the IMERG products. It is on a 0.1°x0.1° grid as REAL*4 (3600,1800). The orientation is the same as the IMERG data. The file displays percent water surface coverage with 100% = all water and 0% = all land.