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Dataset: USDA-NOAA NWS Monthly Summary Climatological Data


   File description including attribute definitions: data_JornadaStudy_379_noaa_weather_station_climate_monthly
   Original Investigator: Elmer Ottis Wooton
   Data contact: David Thatcher
   Duration: 1914 - ongoing
   Dataset ID: 210379002
   DOI: 10.6073/pasta/16341007653864953b102ef13e50ad5c
   Abstract:

Monthly summary of precipitation and air temperature data collected daily from standard U.S. climatological service instruments located at USDA Jornada Experimental Range Headquarters.


   Additional information:

USDA Jornada Experimental Range Headquarters Latitude: 32 37 00 Longitude: 106 44 26 UTM: 336698E 3609961N Elevation: 1320 meters 4330 feet

   Methods:

field data sheets

   Methods:

Standard U.S. climatological services instruments and recording procedures. Monthly summary data are based on daily precipitation and air temperature readings. NOTE: Daily precipitation totals and temperatures are total precip and min/max temps AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT BY THE OBSERVER. In review of years 1914-1947 daily records, observer time fell between 1530 and 1900 with most observer times being between 1700 and 1800. Observer times changed to the morning between 0700 and 0900 at an unknown date after this and currently continue to be made in the morning.

   Maintenance:

Daily

   Quality Assurance

Simple summary of daily records. No program.