From variable 3.5
Summary of observation-based historical datasets with total precipitation available.

CIRA/Colorado State University
data type
Satellite data
spatial domain
Between 80 N-S due to orbit - along track - product disseminated as tiles; retrieval not performed over land
spatial resolution
Nominally 2 km along track and 1 km across track. The radar has a native vertical resolution of 480 m.
temporal coverage
2006-2011, 2011-2020 (daytime only operations, interrupted record)
time step
data format
Binary; HDF
Remotely sensed using W-band radar profiling. Sensitive to low intensity rain and snowfall events. Good high latitude coverage. Only reports rainfall rate over ocean, but reports snowfall rate and precipitation occurrence everywhere (land and ocean).