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PACS: Mexican Daily Precipitation Data


This data set contains daily precipitation data from across Mexico. The data are from 1348 sites within Mexico covering the time period January 1989 to April 1999. In Version 2 of this dataset, the observation hours have all been set to missing or "99".  According to the US data provider, Dr. Wayne Higgins, the observation time for the daily Mexican precip data was 8 AM local time for all data. With the complicating factors of a few Mexican states having daylight savings time for some of this period and there are two time zones in Mexico.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2021-10-12)
  • 2.0 (2021-10-12):

    This dataset has been updated to correct the format to be the Daily Precipitation Format. The observation hours are unknown and have been set to the missing value of 99.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency daily
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1989-01-01 00:00:00
End datetime 1999-04-30 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 30.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -30.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -150.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -30.00

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UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, Higgins, W. 2021. PACS: Mexican Daily Precipitation Data. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 13 Jun 2024.

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