DQRID : D080428.2
Start DateStart TimeEnd DateEnd Time Data Quality Metric
08/01/2004000006/30/20102359Does not affect quality
TWP/SMET/C1 - Reprocess: ORG Data has very small rainrate values
The ORG data is collected via analog signal and not digital.  Therefore, we continuously 
collect data even when no rain is occurring.  We also capture small events such as leaves, 
large bugs, dust, etc blowing through the measurement path.  Because this discrete event 
occurs quickly the value is usually captured for 1 or 2 seconds.  This value is then 
averaged to the minute producing rainrate on the order of .009 mm/hr or less.  These values 
are not indicative of rain and should be removed from the record or summing over long 
periods can bias the climate record.  We are reprocessing the data to remove these small 
values and are adjusting the collection program to remove them before ingest.
  • precip_mean
  • precip_min
  • precip_max
  • precip_sd

Close this window