The chirps package [@chirps] provides functionalities for reproducible analysis using the CHIRPS [@Funk2015] and CHIRTS data [@Funk2019] . CHIRPS is a daily precipitation data set developed by the Climate Hazards Group for high resolution precipitation gridded data. Spanning 50°S - 50°N (and all longitudes) and ranging from 1981 to near-present (normally with a 45 day lag), CHIRPS incorporates 0.05 arc-degree resolution satellite imagery, and in-situ station data to create gridded precipitation 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.

Other functionalities of chirps are the computation of precipitation indices, the retrieval of the evaporative stress index (ESI) which describes temporal anomalies in evapotranspiration produced weekly at 0.25 arc-degree resolution for the entire globe, and the retrieval of IMERG data which provides near-real time global observations of rainfall at 0.5 arc-degree resolution.

CHIRPS (precipitation data)

The Tapajós National Forest is a protected area in the Brazilian Amazon. Located within the coordinates -55.4° and -54.8°E and -4.1° and -2.7°S with ~527,400 ha of multiple Amazonian ecosystems. We take three points within its area to get the precipitation from Jan-2013 to Dec-2018 using get_chirps().