Global Precipitation Measurment (GPM): Mission Data Products, Near-Realtime and Standard Research Products, Availability, Latency and Services

Monday, 15 December 2014
Erich Franz Stocker1, Owen A Kelley1,2 and John E Stout1,2, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
Effective 2 September 2014 all GPM data products from both instruments on the
core satellite as well as from microwave radiometers on constellation
satellites became publicly available. Indeed products from the GPM Microwave
Imager as well as constellation microwave radiometers have been publicly
available since 14 July 2014. This paper will present summary information
about the GPM data products including but not limited to their format,
key parameters, collection periods, current status, and availability. As GPM
has both standard research products and near-realtime products (NRT) the paper
will present the information by these categories. For NRT products the
latency of their availability is also presented. Also presented is the process
by which users obtain access to all the data products, standard and NRT, from
the Precipitation Processing System (PPS). In conclusion the paper will
describe services available from PPS fo5r ordering, subsetting, trending,
and viewing the data products.