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Rainfall rate is a measure of the intensity of rainfall. It is measured by calculating the amount of rain that falls to the earth surface per unit area per unit of time.

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  1. Evaporation and runoff modeling
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GES DISC Datasets

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ParameterUnitsPlatform /InstrumentData
Begin DateEnd DateAccessDoc
Rain Ratekg/m^2/sGLDAS Model1979present ftp Y
Rain Ratekg/m^2NLDAS Model1979presentftpY

Other sources for data

  1. LDAS
  2. AMS
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