Articles | Volume 24, issue 5
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2687–2710, 2020
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2687–2710, 2020

Research article 26 May 2020

Research article | 26 May 2020

A daily 25 km short-latency rainfall product for data-scarce regions based on the integration of the Global Precipitation Measurement mission rainfall and multiple-satellite soil moisture products

Christian Massari et al.

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Rain gauges are unevenly spaced around the world with extremely low gauge density over places like Africa and South America. Here, water-related problems like floods, drought and famine are particularly severe and able to cause fatalities, migration and diseases. We have developed a rainfall dataset that exploits the synergies between rainfall and soil moisture to provide accurate rainfall observations which can be used to face these problems.