Description of University of Utah TRMM PF level-3 parameters


RAIN_3B43mm/dayTRMM 3B43 mean monthly rain
RAIN_GPCCmm/monthGPCC mean monthly rain
RAIN_GPCC_NUM_GAUGES# gauges GPCC mean number of rain gauges in 1x1 degree boxes
RAIN_GPCPmm/monthGPCP mean monthly rain
RAIN_GPImm/monthGPI mean monthly rain
RAIN_3A12mm/dayTRMM 3A12 mean monthly rain
PIX_3A12#pixels/month Mean monthly total 3A12 sampling pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
RAIN_PIX_3A12#pixels/month Mean monthly total 3A12 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
RAIN_3A25mm/dayTRMM 3A25 mean monthly rain
PIX_3A25#pixels/month Mean monthly total 3A25 sampling pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
RAIN_PIX_3A25#pixels/month Mean monthly total 3A25 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_PR#pixelstotal PR pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_20DBZ#pixels total PR pixels with near surface reflectivity > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_TMI#pixels total TMI sampling pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_2A25#pixels total 2A25 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_2A12#pixels total 2A12 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT275#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 275K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT250#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 250K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT225#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 225K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT200#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 200K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT175#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 175K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT150#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 150K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT125#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 125K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_NLT100#pixels total PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 100K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_N20DBZ#pixels profile of total PR pixels > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_CH4LE210#pixels total PR pixels with VIRS IR < 210K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_CH4LE235#pixels total PR pixels with VIRS IR < 235K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_CH4LT273#pixels total PR pixels with VIRS IR < 273K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_CH4GE273#pixels total PR pixels with VIRS IR >= 273K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_STRAT#pixels total PR pixels with stratiform rain in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_CONV#pixels total PR pixels with convective form rain in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_SAMPLE_PR#pixels total PR sampled pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_PIX_SAMPLE_TMI#pixels total TMI sampled pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_VOLRAIN_2A25mm/hr*km!u2!n/month total 2A25 volumetric rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_VOLRAIN_2A12mm/hr*km!u2!n/month total 2A12 volumetric rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_VOLRAIN_20DBZmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total 2A25 volumetric rainfall with 20 dBZ nearsurface reflecitivity in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_VOLRAIN_STRATmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total 2A25 volumetric stratiform rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_VOLRAIN_CONVmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total 2A25 volumetric convective form rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_FLASHCOUNT#total flash counts in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_FEATURE# total precipitation features in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_85PCTKMinimum TMI 85 GHZ PCT in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_37PCTKMinimum TMI 37 GHZ PCT in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_IRKMinimum VIRS infrared TB in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_DBZdBZ Profile of maximum reflecitivity in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_HTkmMaximum height of echo top in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_HT15km Maximum height of PR > 15 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_HT20km Maximum height of PR > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_HT30km Maximum height of PR > 30 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_HT40km Maximum height of PR > 40 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_FLASHCOUNT# Maximum flash counts in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_PR#pixels total MCS PR pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_20DBZ#pixels total MCS PR pixels with near surface reflectivity > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_TMI#pixels total MCS TMI sampling pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_2A25#pixels total MCS 2A25 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_2A12#pixels total MCS 2A12 raining pixels in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT275#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 275K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT250#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 250K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT225#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 225K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT200#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 200K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT175#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 175K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT150#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 150K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT125#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 125K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_NLT100#pixels total MCS PR pixels with 85 GHZ PCT < 100K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_N20DBZ#pixels profile of MCS total PR pixels > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_CH4LE210#pixels total MCS PR pixels with VIRS IR < 210K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_CH4LE235#pixels total MCS PR pixels with VIRS IR < 235K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_CH4LT273#pixels total MCS PR pixels with VIRS IR < 273K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_CH4GE273#pixels total MCS PR pixels with VIRS IR >= 273K in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_STRAT#pixels total MCS PR pixels with stratiform rain in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_PIX_CONV#pixels total MCS PR pixels with convective form rain in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_VOLRAIN_2A25mm/hr*km!u2!n/month total MCS 2A25 volumetric rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_VOLRAIN_2A12mm/hr*km!u2!n/month total MCS 2A12 volumetric rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_VOLRAIN_20DBZmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total MCS 2A25 volumetric rainfall with 20 dBZ nearsurface reflecitivity in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_VOLRAIN_STRATmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total MCS 2A25 volumetric stratiform rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_VOLRAIN_CONVmm/hr*km!u2!n/month total MCS 2A25 volumetric convective form rainfall in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_FLASHCOUNT# total MCS flash counts in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_FEATURE# total MCS precipitation features in 1x1 degree boxes
TOT_MCS_WITHFLASHFEATURE# total MCS precipitation features with flash in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_MCS_85PCTK MCS Minimum TMI 85 GHZ PCT in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_MCS_37PCTK MCS Minimum TMI 37 GHZ PCT in 1x1 degree boxes
MIN_MCS_IRK MCS Minimum VIRS infrared TB in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_DBZdBZ Profile of MCS maximum reflecitivity in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_HTkm MCS Maximum height of echo top in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_HT15km MCS Maximum height of PR > 15 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_HT20km MCS Maximum height of PR > 20 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_HT30km MCS Maximum height of PR > 30 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_HT40km MCS Maximum height of PR > 40 dBZ in 1x1 degree boxes
MAX_MCS_FLASHCOUNT#MCS Maximum flashcount
MEAN_MCS_MIN85PCTKMean MCS minimum 85 GHZ PCT
MEAN_MCS_MIN37PCTKMean MCS minimum 37 GHZ PCT
MEAN_MCS_MAXHTkmMean MCS echo top
MEAN_MCS_MAXHT20kmMean MCS 20 dBZ top
MEAN_MCS_MAXHT40kmMean MCS 40 dBZ top
TOT_AREA_2A25km^2total area of 2A25 raining area
TOT_AREA_STRATkm^2 total area of stratiform raining area
TOT_AREA_CONVkm^2 total area of convective raining area
TOT_AREA_2A12km^2total area of 2A12 raining area
TOT_AREA_3A25_RAINkm^2total area of 3A25 raining area
TOT_AREA_3A12_RAINkm^2total area of 3A12 raining area
TOT_AREA_3A25_SAMPLEkm^2 total area of 3A25 sample area
TOT_AREA_3A12_SAMPLEkm^2 total area of 3A12 sample area
TOT_AREA_PR_SAMPLEkm^2total area of PR sample area
TOT_AREA_TMI_SAMPLEkm^2total area of TMI sample area
MONTHLYRAIN_2A25mm/month mean unconditional 2A25 monthly rainfall
MONTHLYRAIN_MCS_2A25mm/month mean unconditional 2A25 monthly rainfall from MCSs
MONTHLYRAIN_2A12mm/month mean unconditional 2A12 monthly rainfall
MONTHLYRAIN_MCS_2A12mm/month mean unconditional 2A12 monthly rainfall from MCSs
MONTHLYRAIN_STRATmm/month mean unconditional stratiform monthly rainfall
MONTHLYRAIN_CONVmm/hour mean unconditional convective form monthly rainfall
RAINRATE_2A25mm/hour mean conditional 2A25 monthly rainfall
RAINRATE_2A12mm/hour mean conditional 2A12 monthly rainfall
RAINRATE_STRATmm/hour mean conditional stratiform monthly rainfall
RAINRATE_CONVmm/hour mean conditional convective form monthly rainfall
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