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TAMSAT Daily Rainfall Estimates

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The dataset comprises high resolution (0.0375 degrees) satellite-derived daily rainfall estimates for all Africa from January 1983 to December 2015 (data from 2016 onwards can be downloaded from the TAMSAT website: The dataset is derived from the TAMSAT African Rainfall Climatology And Time-series (TARCAT) dataset (1983-present). Further details can be found in the daily data guide for users, available from the TAMSAT website.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Maidment, Ross, Black, Emily and Tarnavsky, Elena
Contributors: Allan, Richard, Greatrex, Helen
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2016
Data last accessed: 7 July 2016
Metadata Record URL:
Organisational units: Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading
Access restrictions: This version of the TAMSAT dataset, licensed under the TAMSAT Data Policy (2014), was withdrawn on 7 June 2016 further to a change in licensing conditions. The TAMSAT dataset is now available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence at The content of the dataset has not been changed.
Keywords: precipitation, Africa, satellite, daily, TAMSAT

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