SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # weat006
dataset or series of data Rainfall data from SERC weather station
keywords Weather monitoring, rainfall, SERC, Edgewater, Maryland
originator Correll, David; Jordan, Thomas; Duls, James; Higman, Dan
file format Access, *.mdb
platform PC
study site locale SERC Weather station, Edgewater, Maryland
beg. date (yyyymmdd) 19670720
ongoing? yes
end date (yyyymmdd)  
meas. freq. every 5 minutes during a rainfall event, daily
site size  
# of stations 1
west long. -76.55333
east long. -76.55333
north lat. 38.88897
south lat. 38.88897
parameters Rainfall Table: key, station number, replicate number, year (YYYY), month, day, julian day, time (hhmm), rainfall during last 5 minutes (decimal inches). Daily Table: key, station number, replicate number, year (YYYY), month, day, julian day, total precipitation (decimal inches).
current sharing downloadable from internet
current advertising status intranet, SERC public site
abstract In August 1967, Dan Higman began recording daily precipitation data at the weather station adjacent the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) laboratory buildings in Edgewater, MD. In March 1994 a tipping bucket rain gauge was attached to an automated Campbell CR10x data logger to record rainfall data every 5 minutes when it occurred. Daily total precipitation was then calculated from this 5-minute data. The data from the tipping bucket gauge and the older rain gauge were combined to yield a daily rainfall dataset that goes from 1967 to present and a 5-minute rainfall database that goes from 1994 to present. These data are in an Access database in the "Rainfall" and "DailyRainfall" tables.
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Last Updated on 8/6/01
By Michelle Berger