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Hourly Precipitation Data for Beltsville, MD, USA (2012/05/01-2012/05/31)

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This resource includes hourly precipitation data collected by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) and downloaded from the National Climate Data Center (NCDC) from station located in Beltsville, MD. These data were collected to with the purpose of obtain important inputs for some further research about hydrologic modeling. Samples were collected automatically through code in Python. Methods implemented for sample collection and analysis are described within the resource.

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Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Beltsville, Maryland
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This folder contain hourly precipitation data for Beltsville, MD from 05/01/2012 to 05/31/2012 
and python code used to download the data automatically from NCDC website. The code file 
could be opened in notebook.

This file contain the results for the python program that used to download hourly precipitation 
data in Beltsville, MD, from NCDC website. It provdes information about station number, date, 
elevation, maxdate, mindate, latitude, longitude, name, datacoverage, and elevationUnit.

This python code is created and can be opened in Jupyter Notebook. The program helps to 
download hourly precipitation data based on the station number. The results are all in the 
PRECIP_HLY_COOP_180700.csv file.

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Hourly Precipitation Data NCDC Website: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/




People or Organizations that contributed technically, materially, financially, or provided general support for the creation of the resource's content but are not considered authors.

Name Organization Address Phone Author Identifiers
Venkatesh Merwade Purdue University

How to Cite

Xu, T. (2020). Hourly Precipitation Data for Beltsville, MD, USA (2012/05/01-2012/05/31), HydroShare, http://www.hydroshare.org/resource/5c37ed74e6ae4db0bf6624abb9df8860

This resource is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution CC BY.



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