[R-sig-Geo] Global Precipitation Measurement data download

Frede Aakmann Tøgersen frtog at vestas.com
Fri Aug 21 08:10:30 CEST 2015

Hi Michael

>From this site 


it seems that the file formats are in NETDCF, HDF5, or GIS TIFF + worldfile.

I have downloaded (needs registration)  the HDF5 and GTIFF and you can access those here:

Hfd5: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2799795/3B-HHR-E.MS.MRG.3IMERG.20150801-S000000-E002959.0000.V03E.RT-H5
Tif: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2799795/3B-HHR-E.MS.MRG.3IMERG.20150812-S220000-E222959.1320.V03E.1day.tif
Tfw: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2799795/3B-HHR-E.MS.MRG.3IMERG.20150812-S220000-E222959.1320.V03E.1day.tif 

The NETCDF requires specification of time period and lower left and upper right coordinates of a region. No web service seems to exist to do that. Also I failed to specify valid time period and region and gave up on this one.

The hdf5 file was downloaded from:


Some other ftp servers can be found on 


Some mirrors seems to exist as mentioned on the homepage above:

http://www.opendap.org/ (supports THREDDS and SOAP and have API for jave and C++)
http://pmm-dev.pps.eosdis.nasa.gov/data-access/data-sources#midador  (

Hope this helps.

Yours sincerely / Med venlig hilsen

Frede Aakmann Tøgersen
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-----Original Message-----
From: R-sig-Geo [mailto:r-sig-geo-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Michael Sumner
Sent: 21. august 2015 02:26
To: Thomas Adams
Cc: r-sig-geo at r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R-sig-Geo] Global Precipitation Measurement data download

On Fri, 21 Aug 2015 at 09:07 Thomas Adams <tea3rd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike,
> This would be really helpful to me as well!
It is the gaping hole in all this work we are doing.

Please specify a source and some actual examples of files you want for me
to try.

Within limits, we can configure a new source into our synchronization tools
and they essentially mirror a file set from some source, using wget, curl,
or some custom wrapper (NASA ocean colour is an example). It's not really
ready for public consumption but it's working well for us and it's easy
enough to set up.

Cheers, Mike.

> Thank you,
> Tom
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 4:39 PM, Michael Sumner <mdsumner at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On Friday, August 21, 2015, Roberto Horn <robertomhorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Hello
>> >
>> >
>> > I am looking for a package on R that can download data from Global
>> > Precipitation Measurement automatically
>> We have some tools to do this, can you point to explicit sources and
>> example files? I could try out adding this to our collection and report
>> back.
>> Cheers, Mike
>> . An example is what runGdal()
>> > or runMrt() from package MODIS do.
>> >
>> > There is is a package for TRMM data download: hddtools   function TRMM()
>> >
>> > There is any package that can download data from GPM?
>> >
>> >
>> > Thank you.
>> >
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