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UMRBPP Surface: NCEP Hourly Gage Precipitation Data Set

Summary

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC), a component of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) acquires precipitation reports in near real-time from several thousand sites across the contiguous 48 states of the USA. Approximately 3000 automated, hourly rain gage observations are available in the US via the GOES Data Collection Platform (DCP) administered by the NWS Office of Hydrology (OH). These hourly reports are transmitted continuously throughout the day to NCEP in a SHEF-encoded message. This data set contains the NCEP Hourly Precipitation Gage Data. This data set is provided as is and was not quality controlled by UCAR/JOSS.

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Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1999-04-05 00:00:00
End datetime 1999-05-05 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 50.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 28.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -115.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -80.00

Primary point of contact information

Sidney Katz <sid.katz@noaa.gov>

Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Katz, S. 2006. UMRBPP Surface: NCEP Hourly Gage Precipitation Data Set. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://data.eol.ucar.edu/dataset/35.010. Accessed 29 Sep 2020.

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