Conditions and Policies

Conditions of Use

  1. APHRODITE products are available to all academic institutions and researchers. No commercial use of the data is allowed.
  2. Each user shall sign up with a valid email address so as to be informed of data updates and/or errata.
  3. APHRODITE data shall not be redistributed as a whole or in part to the general public through the Internet or other means.
  4. Although all reasonable precautions have been taken by the APHRODITE project in preparing the products, in no event shall the APHRODITE project be liable for any loss or damage arising from their use.
  5. If you want to release secondary products using APHRODITE data on your website or through other means, you must contact the APHRODITE project for permission.
  6. Papers or written scientific works of any form based in whole or in part on APHRODITE data shall contain an acknowledgement of APHRODITE. This can be done by citing an appropriate reference paper or this web site (

Our Data Policy

  1. Original station data and their location information are not provided because of our agreements with data providers.
  2. We release the gridded product APHRO_MA/ME/RU at 0.25-degree and 0.5-degree resolution and APHRO_Japan at 0.05-degree resolution.
  3. As a part of our feedback to data providers, we provide the 0.05-degree product for only the corresponding country/area.


  1. If you are going to use APHRODITE data as a benchmark in your project, we encourage you to inform us. We list such groups/projects on our website and exchange information for future improvements.
  2. If you do not want to receive emails from us, request a “sign-off” in an email to us (). You will then not be able to sign in, which means you cannot download data from our website. You can sign up again when necessary.
  3. If you publish a paper, please inform us. We will list your paper on our website.

Privacy Policy

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  1. To notify you of the release of new product versions.
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APHRODITE's Water Resources
Revised: 2010.08.25