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The Centennial Trends Greater Horn of Africa precipitation dataset

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Data, September 2015
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Title
The Centennial Trends Greater Horn of Africa precipitation dataset
Published in
Scientific Data, September 2015
DOI 10.1038/sdata.2015.50
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Authors

Chris Funk, Sharon E. Nicholson, Martin Landsfeld, Douglas Klotter, Pete Peterson, Laura Harrison

Abstract

East Africa is a drought prone, food and water insecure region with a highly variable climate. This complexity makes rainfall estimation challenging, and this challenge is compounded by low rain gauge densities and inhomogeneous monitoring networks. The dearth of observations is particularly problematic over the past decade, since the number of records in globally accessible archives has fallen precipitously. This lack of data coincides with an increasing scientific and humanitarian need to place recent seasonal and multi-annual East African precipitation extremes in a deep historic context. To serve this need, scientists from the UC Santa Barbara Climate Hazards Group and Florida State University have pooled their station archives and expertise to produce a high quality gridded 'Centennial Trends' precipitation dataset. Additional observations have been acquired from the national meteorological agencies and augmented with data provided by other universities. Extensive quality control of the data was carried out and seasonal anomalies interpolated using kriging. This paper documents the CenTrends methodology and data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 132 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 27 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 20%
Student > Master 22 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Student > Bachelor 7 5%
Other 18 14%
Unknown 24 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 44 33%
Environmental Science 29 22%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 5%
Engineering 6 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 2%
Other 8 6%
Unknown 36 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 31. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 June 2022.
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