This data set is comprised of daily precipitation totals, in inches, measured by Belfort
Instruments weighing rain gauges at 58 locations on the Jornada Experimental Range.
Locations and the dates during which data were collected at them were generally project-oriented.
See comment section (#20) for start and end dates for each location.
Days on which data could not be obtained (due to equipment failure, user error, and/or
other reasons) are flagged as missing within this dataset. As of 31 December 2008 they
comprised 1,270 of the total 291,465 records, which is less than 0.44% of the data set.
This ongoing dataset contains monthly precipitation measurements from a network of standard can rain gauges at the Jornada Experimental Range in Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA. Precipitation physically collects within gauges during the month and is manually measured with a graduated cylinder at the end of each month. This network is maintained by USDA Agicultural Research Service personnel. This dataset includes 39 different locations but only 29 of them are currently sampled. Other precipitation data exist for this area, including event-based tipping bucket data with timestamps, but do not go as far back in time as this dataset.