JISAO data Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) Monthly-mean Precipitation

Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) Monthly-mean Ocean Precipitation

Annual precipitation total (mm)

An example of the use of the MSU ocean precipitation estimates is a merged climatology with rain gauge data for the land regions. The merged climatology is provided here.

The MSU data is produced by Roy Spencer of the NASA Marshal Space Flight Center (roy.spencer@msfc.nasa.gov), and Roy has asked that he be the one who hands it out.


  • Spencer, R. W., 1993: Global oceanic precipitation from the MSU during 1979-91 and comparisons to other climatologies. J. Climate, 6, 1301-1326.

    October 1997
    Todd P. Mitchell (mitchell@atmos.washington.edu)
    JISAO data