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Precipitation Data and Information Services Center
This site contains several sets of precipitation data from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Data sources include the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission, global precipitation data, and hydrology field experiments. Data sets include real time, monthly or daily global precipitation analyses, precipitation patterns in the tropical Pacific, and El Nino precipitation analyses. Data may be viewed in raw format, and as maps or animations. The website also includes special topics such as precipitation anomalies and extreme events.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Modeled
    • Remotely sensed
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
NASA images generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and Internet Web pages. This general permission does not include the NASA insignia logo, the NASA logotype, and the NASA seal. These images may not be used by persons who are not NASA employees or on products (including Web pages) that are not NASA sponsored. If the NASA material is to be used for commercial purposes, especially including advertisements, it must not explicitly or implicitly convey NASA's endorsement of commercial goods or services. If a NASA image includes an identifiable person, using the image for commercial purposes may infringe that person's right of privacy or publicity, and permission should be obtained from the person.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-404
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Steve Kempler
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center