The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
The TRMM instruments were turned off in April 2015 after over 17 years of the mission. The multi-satellite product (3B42/TMPA) will continue production through mid-2017.
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), a collaborative mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency to study rainfall for weather and climate research purposes.
- Temporal coverage = 1998-April 2015, the multisatellite product (3B42/TMPA) 1998-present
- Temporal resolution = 3 hourly, daily and monthly means available
- Spatial coverage = ~ 50S – 50N
- Spatial resolution = 0.25 x 0.25 degree
- Vertical resolution = surface level
References and Documentation
A journal article with a detailed description on the NCEP 1 reanalysis can be found following the link below:
Huffman et al, 2007: The TRMM Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA): Quasi-Global, Multiyear, Combined-Sensor Precipitation Estimates at Fine Scales. iyear, combined- sensor precipitation estimates at fine scales. J. Hydrometeor., 8, 38–55.
TRMM Data at the IACDC
Information on what TRMM data is ready for download at the IACDC can be found at the bottom of this page.
Should you require data not currently available, please get in contact. We will be happy to download it and have it stored temporarily with us.
Listing of TRMM Data Available at IACDC
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TRMM data used must be properly cited in accordance with GES DISC data policy which can be found by following: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/additional/ges_disc_data_policy