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High-resolution satellite-gauge merged precipitation climatologies of the tropical Andes

A set of digital precipitation maps of the tropical Andes, covering Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at a 5km resolution. The maps represent different realizations of mean precipitation totals of the period 1981-2010 using different satellite-gauge merging methods. The work draws on a large database of 723 rain gauges and the full 5km Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) Precipitation Radar (TPR) record from 1998 to 2014. Download it here.

Please cite the following paper when using the data for scientific purposes:

Manz, B., Buytaert, W., Zulkafli, Z., Lavado, W., Willems, B., Robles, L. A., Rodríguez-Sánchez J.-P., 2016. High-resolution Satellite-Gauge Merged Precipitation Climatologies of the Tropical Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres. In press.

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