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            title:  U.S. Hourly Precipitation Data
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        abstract:  Hourly Precipitation Data (HPD) is digital data set DSI-3240, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The primary source of data for this file is approximately 5,500 US National Weather Service (NWS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and cooperative observer stations in the United States of America, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and various Pacific Islands. The earliest data dates vary considerably by state and region: Maine, Pennsylvania, and Texas have data since 1900. The western Pacific region that includes Guam, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau have data since 1978. Other states and regions have earliest dates between those extremes. The latest data in all states and regions is from the present day. The major parameter in DSI-3240 is precipitation amounts, which are measurements of hourly or daily precipitation accumulation. Accumulation was for longer periods of time if for any reason the rain gauge was out of service or no observer was present. DSI 3240_01 contains data grouped by state; DSI 3240_02 contains data grouped by year.
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            title:  Entity and Attribute Overview: Hourly Precipitation Data (labeled Precipitation Hourly in Climate Data Online system) is a database that gives time-sequenced hourly precipitation amounts for a network of over 7000 reporting station located primarily in the United States. Data is collected from a variety of sources including National Weather Service reporting stations, volunteer cooperative observers, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), utility companies, etc.
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                linkage: https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/maps/ncei/cdo/hourly?layers=001
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Map Search Application
                name:  NCEI Climate Data Online Map Server
                description:  Dynamic GIS mapping application to locate stations and data for selected layers.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/hourly_precip-3240/
                applicationProfile:  Download
                name:  NCEI FTP Server
                description:  Dataset files available for download via FTP.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/cdo/precip_hly/MapServer
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  REST
                name:  NCEI ArcGIS REST Services Directory
                description:  ArcGIS Server REST API for the dataset.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/kml/precip_hly.kmz
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  KML
                name:  KMZ file for dataset
                description:  Direct download link for KMZ file.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/documentation/PRECIP_HLY_documentation.pdf
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Documentation
                name:  NCEI Dataset Documentation
                description:  Documentation of the dataset including a data description, format layout and definitions.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/samples/PRECIP_HLY_sample_csv.csv
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Sample
                name:  Hourly Precipitation CSV Sample
                description:  This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in CSV and is for example purposes only.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cdo/samples/PRECIP_HLY_sample_ascii.dat
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Sample
                name:  Hourly Precipitation fixed-length ASCII Sample
                description:  This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in fixed-length ASCII text and is for example purposes only.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  The data in this file are a combination of original observations of hourly and daily accumulated precipitation. Precipitation values are checked and edited as necessary by an automated and manual edit.
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  Fischer-Porter precipitation gauges record data on punched paper tapes. A device known as the Mitron reader translates the data at NCDC. The Universal Rain gauge records data on paper charts. The precipitation recorded on the charts is then digitized. The data from the Surface Climate Information Archive and Dissemination System (SCIADS) or primary stations is also entered.
                dateTime: (unknown)
            source:  (LE_Source)
                description:  Keyed and digitized rain gage forms (historic) and digitally captured precipitation from automated stations (modern).
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Data from weighing rain gages, Fischer-Porter gages, Universal rain gages and in recent years, more modern measuring equipment in conjunction with automated recording sites
                    date: (missing)
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            beginPosition:  1940-01-01
                            endPosition:
                sourceStep:  ps001
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
            type: (missing)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  RAIN GAUGES
            type: (missing)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
            description: (missing)
            instrument: (missing)