Q3. I want to know about the detail (parameter, data format, etc.) of the product.

A3. Please refer to the following list.

No. Data name Period Parameter[Unit] Data format Coverage Horizontal
resolution
Temporal
resolution
Rain Rate
[mm/h]
Rain Rate
in text
[mm/h]
data text data text Hourly Daily
Hourly Daily Hourly Daily
1 GSMaP_NOW Latest 24 hours Available N/A Available N/A 4-byte float plain binary, little-endian ASCII, CSV format Global, but missing outside of "Himawari" area 5 areas over land within "Himawari" area 0.1 degree grid box (*2) N/A
2 GSMaP_NRT (v5) 2008/10/10
to 2014/9/2
Available Available
(*1)
Available N/A Global
(60N-60S)
<old>
Global, but divided to 54 areas
<new>
Divided to 15 areas
0.1 degree grid box
or
0.25 degree grid box
(*3),
(*4)
3 GSMaP_NRT (v6) 2014/9/3
to present
Available Available
(*1)
Available N/A
4 GSMaP_NRT (v7) 2017/1/17
to present
Available Available
(*1)
Available N/A Divided to 15 areas
5 GSMaP_MVK (v5) 2000/3/1
to 2010/11/30
Available Available Available Available 0.1 degree grid box
6 GSMaP_MVK (v6) 2014/3/1
to present
Available Available Available Available
7 GSMaP_MVK (v7) 2014/3/1
to present
Available Available Available Available
8 GSMaP_RNL 2000/3/1
to 2014/2/28
Available Available Available Available
9 GSMaP_Gauge_NRT 2017/1/17
to present
Available Available
(*1)
N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.1 degree grid box
or
0.25 degree grid box
10 GSMaP_Gauge (v5) 2000/3/2
to 2010/11/30
Available N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 0.1 degree grid box N/A
11 GSMaP_Gauge (v6) 2014/3/1
to present
Available Available Available Available ASCII, CSV format Divided to 15 areas (*3),
(*4)
12 GSMaP_Gauge (v7) 2014/3/1
to present
Available Available Available Available
13 GSMaP_Gauge_RNL 2000/3/1
to 2014/2/28
Available Available Available Available
(*1) The GSMaP_NRT has 2 Daily Rain Rate. The one is "0.1 degree grid box". The other is "0.25 degree grid box".
(*2) Hourly (averaged from 00-minute to 59-minute of the specified hour. For example, 12:00-12:59Z for 12Z data)
(*3) Daily (averaged from 00Z to 23Z of the specified day)
(*4) Daily (averaged from 12Z of the previous day to 11Z of the specified day)

In detail, please confirm the "Data Format Description or Data Format Manual" of each product or "Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)".

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