Eval­u­a­tion study pub­lished in HESSD

August 14, 2017 — Our glob­al-scale pre­cip­i­ta­tion dataset eval­u­a­tion study has just been pub­lished in HESSD. Check it out here!

Release of MSWEP v2

mswep_logo_retroJuly 23, 2017 — Ver­sion 2 of the ret­ro­spec­tive MSWEP has final­ly been released. This ver­sion con­tains numer­ous changes in the data sources as well as the merg­ing algo­rithm, and as a result marked­ly dif­fer­ent pre­cip­i­ta­tion esti­mates, espe­cial­ly at the dai­ly and 3-hourly time scales (notably less driz­zle and high­er peaks). The paper describ­ing and val­i­dat­ing ver­sion 2 is cur­rent­ly in prepa­ra­tion. Go to the MSWEP page to down­load the new ver­sion.

MSWEP V1.2: Ocean cov­er­age

Novem­ber 28, 2016 — Ver­sion 1.2 of MSWEP has been released. MSWEP now also pro­vides exper­i­men­tal data for ocean areas, and the record has been extend­ed to 2015. See the doc­u­men­ta­tion for the full list of changes and go to the MSWEP page to down­load the new ver­sion.

MSWEP v1.1: netCDF for­mat­ting update

mswep_logo_retroAugust 2, 2016 — Ver­sion 1.1 of MSWEP has been released. The actu­al data have not changed, the only changes are in the netCDF for­mat­ting. First, we changed the order of the vari­ables from “lon, time, lat” to “time, lat, lon”, which should solve some of the prob­lems peo­ple have had with read­ing the data. Sec­ond, we fixed the time vari­able for the dai­ly data, which was mis­tak­en­ly off­set by 1 day. Head on over to the MSWEP page to down­load the new ver­sion.

New 3-hourly MSWEP netCDF

June 17, 2016 — The 3-hourly MSWEP netCDFs have been updat­ed on the FTP. A tem­per­a­ture mask was applied by acci­dent, which result­ed in miss­ing val­ues in north­ern lat­i­tudes. The dai­ly netCDFs have not changed. Apolo­gies for the incon­ve­nience.

GLEAM V3.0 released

June 6, 2016 — gleam_logoGLEAM is a state-of-the-art hydro­log­i­cal mod­el designed to esti­mate evap­o­ra­tion and root-zone soil mois­ture at the glob­al scale. Out­puts from the new mod­el ver­sion (v3.0), which uses MSWEP as pre­cip­i­ta­tion forc­ing, have recent­ly been made avail­able. Vis­it the GLEAM web­site for more infor­ma­tion and for down­load­ing the data.

MSWEP news @ JRC web­site

June 3, 2016 — The Joint Research Cen­tre (JRC) has pub­lished a news item about the MSWEP dataset. Check it out here.


mswep_logo_retroMay 30, 2016 — The HESSD paper describ­ing our new glob­al pre­cip­i­ta­tion dataset MSWEP (Mul­ti-Source Weight­ed-Ensem­ble Pre­cip­i­ta­tion) is now online, and ver­sion 1.0 of the dataset is now avail­able for down­load. Head over to the MSWEP page for details!

Web­site launch

May 29, 2016 — This web­site was cre­at­ed to serve as a home for a num­ber of datasets relat­ed to glob­al hydro­log­i­cal mod­el­ing.