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Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Morphing Technique (MORPH)

The Satellite Precipitation - CMORPH Climate Data Record (CDR) consists of satellite precipitation estimates that have been bias corrected and reprocessed using the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Morphing Technique (MORPH) to form a global, high resolution precipitation analysis at a 25-km (½-deg x ½-deg) spatial resolution updated daily from 1980-present. Data is reprocessed on a global grid with daily temporal resolution. You can get additional information here or on climate engine org page here.

Dataset Description

Spatial Information

Parameter Value
Spatial extent Global
Spatial resolution 25-km (½-deg x ½-deg)
Temporal resolution Daily
Time span 1998-01-01 to present
Update frequency Updated daily with 2-day lag


Variable Details
Precipitation ('precip') - Units: Millimeters
- Scale factor: 1.0


Xie, Pingping; Joyce, Robert; Wu, Shaorong; Yoo, S.-H.; Yarosh, Yelena; Sun, Fengying; Lin, Roger, NOAA CDR Program (2019): NOAA Climate Data Record
(CDR) of CPC Morphing Technique (CMORPH) High Resolution Global Precipitation Estimates, Version 1 [indicate subset].
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.

Earth Engine Snippet

// Read in Image Collections and get single image
var cmorph_ic = ee.ImageCollection('projects/climate-engine-pro/assets/noaa-cpc-cmorph/daily')
var cmorph_i = cmorph_ic.first()

// Print single image to see bands

// Visualize precipitation for single image
var prec_palette = ["#ffffcc", "#c7e9b4", "#7fcdbb", "#41b6c4", "#1d91c0", "#225ea8", "#0c2c84"]
Map.addLayer('precip'), {min: 0, max: 200, palette: prec_palette}, 'precip')

Sample code:


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Keywords: NOAA, global, precipitation, climate, near real-time, NWS, CPC, MORPH, CMORPH

Dataset provided by: NOAA

Dataset curatd in GEE by: Climate Engine Org