|Name||APHRODITE Middle East precipitation dataset|
Asian Precipitation - Highly-Resolved Observational Data Integration Towards Evaluation (APHRODITE's ) of Water Resources project develops state-of-the-art daily precipitation and temperature datasets with high-resolution grids for Asia. The datasets are created primarily with data obtained from a rain-gauge-observation network.
Product APHRO_ME offers gridded daily precipitation of the Middle East for 1951-2007.
|North bound latitude||45|
|West bound longitude||20|
|South bound latitude||15|
|Dimension Name||Dimension Size (slice number of the dimension)||Resolution Unit|
|Keyword Type||Keyword||Keyword thesaurus Name|
|theme||APHRODITE, daily precipitation, Middle East||No_Dictionary|
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1.Original station data and their location information are not provided because of our agreements with data providers. 2.We release the gridded product at 0.25-degree and 0.5-degree resolution. 3.As a part of our feedback to data providers, we provide the 0.05-degree product for only the corresponding country/area.
The gridded fields of daily precipitation are defined by interpolating
gauge observations obtained from meteorological stations throughout the region.
Please refer to
for the details of interpolation algorithm and input data.
Details on quality control method of our product is described in Hamada et al.(2011)
1. APHRODITE products are available to all academic institutions and researchers. No commercial use of the data is allowed.
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3. APHRODITE data shall not be redistributed as a whole or in part to the general public through the Internet or other means.
4. Although all reasonable precautions have been taken by the APHRODITE project in preparing the products, in no event shall the APHRODITE project be liable for any loss or damage arising from their use.
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Papers or written scientific works of any form based in whole or in part on APHRODITE data shall contain an acknowledgement of APHRODITE. This can be done by citing an appropriate reference paper or APHRODITE web site (http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/precip/).
If you plan to use this dataset for a conference presentation, paper, journal article, or report etc., please include acknowledgments referred to following examples. If the data provider describes examples of acknowledgments, include them as well.
" In this study, [Name of Dataset] provided by [Name of Data Provider] was utilized. This dataset was also collected and provided under the Data Integration and Analysis System (DIAS), which was developed and operated by a project supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. "
Yatagai, A., K. Kamiguchi, O. Arakawa, A. Hamada, N. Yasutomi and A. Kitoh (2012): APHRODITE: Constructing a Long-term Daily Gridded Precipitation Dataset for Asia based on a Dense Network of Rain Gauges, Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00122.1.
Hamada, A., O. Arakawa and A. Yatagai (2011): An automated quality control method for daily rain-gauge data. Global Environmental Research, V15N2, pp183-192.
Yatagai, A., P. Xie, and P. Alpert (2008): Development of a daily gridded precipitation dataset for the Middle East, Adv. in Geosci., 12, 165-170.