Climate Hazards Group InfraRed Precipitation with Station data (CHIRPS)Source:
This resource is published by Funk et al. (2015) and represents a quasi-global (50°S-50°S) rainfall estimation at a monthly resolution starting with the year 1981 to the near-present. It has a spatial resolution of 0.05°. The data can be used to retrieve information on the amount of rainfall. Due to the availability of +30 years, anomaly detection and long-term average analysis is also possible. The routine will download the complete archive in order to support long-term average and anomaly calculations with respect to the 1981 - 2010 climate normal period. Thus no additional arguments need to be specified.
Funk, C., Peterson, P., Landsfeld, M. et al. The climate hazards infrared precipitation with stations—a new environmental record for monitoring extremes. Sci Data 2, 150066 (2015). doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.66