Weighing Rain Gauge Recording Charts

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

Weighing rain gauge charts record the amount of precipitation that falls at a given location. The vast majority of the Weighing Rain Gauge Recording Charts collection comes from the National Weather Service, cooperative stations, and the Pacific Islands, however, there are some forms that were provided through international organizations and agreements. Throughout much of the history of the collection, observations were taken on paper. However, much of the paper was converted to other media. Of those records that were converted, records are available on microfilm from 1888 through 1972 and on microfiche between 1973 and the mid-1990s. Data contains continuous recording of precipitation amounts to one-hundredth of an inch.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
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Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
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Temporal Extent Begin 1888-01-01

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