The Comprehensive Pacific Rainfall Database (Pacrain) from 1971 to the Present

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Originator: Dr. Mark Morrissey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: The Comprehensive Pacific Rainfall Database (Pacrain) from 1971 to the Present
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Publication_Place: Norman, Oklahoma USA
Publisher: Environmental Verification and Analysis Center
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Online_Linkage: http://www.evac.ou.edu/pacrain/
Description:
Abstract:
Pacrain data are available at: "http://www.evac.ou.edu/pacrain/" The Environmental Verification and Analysis Center maintains a data base of daily rainfall reports for the Tropical Western Pacific Ocean. The Comprehensive Pacific Rainfall DataBase (Pacrain) contains daily rainfall observations from 1971 to present. It is updated monthly and includes data from the New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Science, the French Polynesian Meteorological Service, and from the NOAA/National Climatic Data Center. Reports are supplemented by observations taken from the Schools of the Pacific Rainfall Climate Experiment (SPaRCE) program. The principal investigator on the project is Dr. Mark Morrissey. The project is funded by the NOAA Climate and Global Change Project. The area represented in Pacrain is between approximately 135 degrees E longitude to 125 W longitude and 30 degrees N latitude to 30 degrees S latitude. Observation locations include atoll and islands stations: the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Cooks, French Polynesia, Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati. A technical report describing Pacrain is available from the Environmental Verification and Analysis Center. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- On October 21, 1998 the Environmental Verifification and Analysis Center at the University of Oklahoma announced a substantial update of the on-line availability of data and enhancement of retrieval features. The most recent update was October 21, 1998. Data are available for most stations through June 1998. The web site features an interactive webpage that allows you to select stations within selected time ranges, by observation site category (Islands, Atolls, or all), by latitude-longitude region, and by record quality (percent of observations present). The webpage also includes a java-based map which allows selection of stations through a point-and-click map. There is also recently added extraction software for the PC. You can download the fortran code and daily data files to your PC and use the same functionality of the interactive webpage. Zipped archives of all daily files are available for both PC and Unix machines. Monthly totals, calculated from the daily observations, are also available for download to PC or Unix machines.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19710101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -135.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN > RAINFALL
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: GEWEX > GLOBAL ENERGY AND WATER CYCLE EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: GLOBE > GLOBAL LEARNING AND OBSERVATIONS TO BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GPCP > GLOBAL PRECIPITATION CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: SPARCE > SCHOOLS OF THE PACIFIC RAINFALL CLIMATE EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: Atoll
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Cooks
Theme_Keyword: Cprdb
Theme_Keyword: Daily Data
Theme_Keyword: French Polynesia
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/uo
Theme_Keyword: Kiribati
Theme_Keyword: Marshall Islands
Theme_Keyword: Micronesia
Theme_Keyword: New Zealand
Theme_Keyword: Pacrain
Theme_Keyword: Rainfall
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Tokelau
Theme_Keyword: Tropical Rainfall
Theme_Keyword: Tuvalu
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BARBARA GIBSON
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Verification and Analysis Center
Address: 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 110
City: Norman
State_or_Province: OK
Postal_Code: 73072-8032
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 405-447-8412
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 405-447-8455
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bgibson@ou.edu
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: OU/EVAC > Environmental Verification and Analysis Center, University of Oklahoma
Contact_Person: MARK LEE MORRISSEY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Environmental Verification and Analysis Center
Address: 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 110
City: Norman
State_or_Province: OK
Postal_Code: 73072-8032
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 405-447-8412
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 405-447-8455
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mmorriss@ou.edu
Resource_Description: Pacrain
Distribution_Liability:
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Format_Name: ASCII text
Transfer_Size: 7 MB uncompressed
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http://www.evac.ou.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20040319
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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