chirps {chirps}R Documentation

API Client for CHIRPS and CHIRTS


API Client for the Climate Hazards Center 'CHIRPS' and 'CHIRTS'. The 'CHIRPS' data is a quasi-global (50°S – 50°N) high-resolution (0.05 arc-degrees) rainfall data set, which incorporates satellite imagery and in-situ station data to create gridded rainfall time series for trend analysis and seasonal drought monitoring. 'CHIRTS' is a quasi-global (60°S – 70°N), high-resolution data set of daily maximum and minimum temperatures. For more details on 'CHIRPS' and 'CHIRTS' data please visit its official home page <>.


While chirps does not redistribute the data or provide it in any way, we encourage users to cite Funk et al. (2015) when using CHIRPS and Funk et al. (2019) when using CHIRTS.

Funk et al. (2015). Scientific Data, 2, 150066. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.66

Funk et al. (2019). Journal of Climate, 32(17), 5639–5658. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0698.1


Kauê de Sousa and Adam H. Sparks and Aniruddha Ghosh

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