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Africa Rainfall Estimate Climatology Version 2 (CPC ARC2)




Daily

Latest Daily 29-year Anomaly (Difference Between Mean 1983-2010 and Current Climatology-Method RFE) Climatology Method RFE (GPI+GTS) Climatology Method 29 Yr Mean RFE
Daily rainfall as estimated from the climatology method RFE (GPI+GTS only) Daily rainfall as estimated from the climatology method RFE (GPI+GTS only) Daily 27-year mean rainfall from climatology
Percentage of Normal (Climatology-Method) Operational RFE GPI+GTS+SSMI+AMSU Climatology Minus Operational RFE
Daily RFE Percent of Normal Operational daily RFE product using all inputs Daily difference between operational and climatology method RFE products




Dekadal

Latest Dekadal 29-year Anomaly (Difference Between Mean 1983-2009 and Current Climatology-Method RFE) Climatology Method RFE (GPI+GTS) Climatology Method 29 Yr Mean RFE
Dekadal rainfall as estimated from the climatology method RFE (GPI+GTS only) Dekadal rainfall as estimated from the climatology method RFE (GPI+GTS only) Dekadal 27-year mean rainfall from climatology
Percentage of Normal (Climatology-Method) Operational RFE GPI+GTS+SSMI+AMSU Climatology Minus Operational RFE
Dekadal RFE Percent of Normal Operational dekadal RFE product using all inputs Dekadal difference between operational and climatology method RFE products

Compare Dekadal Products




Monthly

Latest Monthly 29-year Anomaly (Difference Between Mean 1983-2009 and Current Climatology-Method RFE) Climatology Method RFE (GPI+GTS) Climatology Method 29Yr Mean RFE
Monthly anomaly product compared to 27 year mean
Alternative Shading
Monthly rainfall as estimated from the climatology method RFE (GPI+GTS only) Monthly 27-year mean rainfall from climatology
Percentage of Normal (Climatology-Method) Operational RFE GPI+GTS+SSMI+AMSU Climatology Minus Operational RFE
Monthly RFE Percent of Normal
Alternative Shading
Operational monthly RFE product using all inputs Monthly difference between operational and climatology method RFE products


Climatology Method Binary RFE (ARC2)
    Contact Nicholas.Novella@noaa.gov for free data access.



CPC ARC Documents:
   RFE Climatology Paper for 2004 AMS Conference on Applied Climatology
   The African Rainfall Climatology Version 2 (ARC2) Paper for 2012 92nd Annual AMS Conference

   Official ARC2 Documentation


RFE2.0 Documents:
   General Description
   Technical Description (pdf)
   2002 Conference Presentation (ppt)

RFE1.0 Documents:
Technical Description of the RFE1.0 Algorithm (1995-2000)

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