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STORM-Fronts Experiment Systems Test (STORM-FEST) 15 Minute and Hourly Precipitation Composite Dataset (1992) for the U.S.
Entry ID: STORMFEST_PRECIP


Summary
Abstract: The Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System
(CODIAC) home page on the WWW is
http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/

The STORM-FEST 15-Minute Precipitation composite home page is
http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/dss/id=1.59

The STORM-FEST
Hourly Precipitation composite home page is
http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/dss/id=1.58

The STORM-FEST 15-Minute and Hourly Precipitation Composite datasets
are derived from all networks measuring precipitation (about 2700
sites). Data includes that from national, regional and special
research network data sets.

The STORM-FEST operational period (February 1 - March 15, 1992) is
available online.

The composites are available as hourly and 15-minute datasets
separated into daily files. The files consist of data grouped with 1
day of precipitation values per station in each record, and are sorted
by time, station latitude and station longitude. The 15-minute surface
composite dataset contains data from the PAM Network, ASOS Network,
AWOS Network, Illinois State Water Survey Network, PROFS Network,
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Precipitation Observations,
Oklahoma Agricultural Research Stations, and the U.S. Geological
Survey Network. The hourly surface composite dataset contains data
from those mentioned except for NCDC with additional data from the
Nebraska High Plains Climate Network, Wind Profiler Demonstration
Network, and the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Network.

The 'Composite Format' applies to both the hourly and 15-minute
composites with one variation. The hourly composite dataset contains
the nominal date and time of observation, whereas the 15-minute
composite does not. The nominal date and time is the nearest top of
the hour time for the observation as compared to the actual time of
the observation. Most networks actually take the observation about
5-minutes before the hour, but this varies from network to network and
station to station in a network. The parameters include nominal date
of observation, nominal time of observation, network identifier,
station identifier, latitude, longitude, station occurrence,
precipitation amount, qualification code, and the quality control
flag.

Parameter notes:

1. The nominal date and time differs from actual time. It is
the actual time rounded to the nearest hour for the hourly
dataset and rounded to the nearest quarter hour for the
15-Minute dataset. Actual times may vary a few minutes
before or after nominal time. Actual times are not
included in the dataset.

2. The station occurence is a uniqueness code to separate
two different stations that may be co-located in the same
latitude/longitude point.

3. The meaning of the precipitation amounts is determined by the
qualification code.

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Access to 15 minute precipitation composite data and documentation


Link: View Related Information
Description: Access to hourly precipitation composite data and documentation


Link: View Related Information
Description: Access to STORM-FEST data sets.


Link: View Related Information
Description: STORM-FEST documentation.

Parent DIF
This description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
STORMFEST_UCAR_JOSS_NOAA_CODIAC


Geographic Coverage
 N: 50.0 S: 25.0  E: -67.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: USWRP/STORM Fronts Experiment Systems Test 15 Minute Precipitation
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/dss/id=1.59

Dataset Title: USWRP/STORM Fronts Experiment Systems Test Hourly Precipitation
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/dss/id=1.58


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-02-01
Stop Date: 1992-03-15


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >RAINFALL    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
WIND PROFILERS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
STORM-FEST >STORM-Fronts Experiment Systems Test    [Information]


Keywords
15-MINUTE DATA
ASOS
AWOS
CLIMATOLOGY
DAILY DATA
HOURLY DATA
IDN_NODE GSFC/UCAR/NOAA/OFPS
NCDC
PAM
PRECIPITATION COMPOSITES
PROFS
RAINFALL
SURFACE
USGS
WWW


Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USER SERVICES/CODIAC
Email: codiac at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Codiac Data Archive
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000-FL4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: On-line


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01



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