FIGURE E4. Areal estimates of monthly mean
precipitation amounts (mm, solid lines) and precipitation percentiles
(%, bars) for the most recent 13 months obtained from a merge of
raingauge observations and satellite-derived precipitation estimates (Janowiak
and Xie 1999, J. Climate, 12, 3335–3342). The monthly
precipitation climatology (mm, dashed lines) is from the 1979–2000
base period monthly means. Monthly percentiles are not shown if the
monthly mean is less than 5 mm.