Fischer Porter ChartsEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00172
Abstract: Fischer Porter Charts are historical charts in archive at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The primary source of these Fischer Porter weighing-type precipitation recorder charts is the National Weather Service and cooperative stations. The chart is a strip of paper inches wide and several tens of feet long. The chart contains, across its width, 16 punchable locations made up of 4 sets of 1,2, 4,8 values. These are labeled. There are also 1 or 2 sets of sprocket drive holes along the charts. Fischer Porter Gauge phase-in began in 1963. The gauge was phased out during the 1990s.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: charts
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Fischer Porter Charts
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: chartsOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1994-12-31Stop Date: 1994-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20