NCDC Basic Format for HPD access

  •  Output format example:
  •  A sample of the access routine (with queries and selections) to obtain data in this format:
  •  A link to  NCDC's description of this data format:

  • Sample Output

    HPD05010903HPCPHT19950100010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05010903HPCPHT19950100260021900 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05010903HPCPHT19950100270040300 00010  0700 00010  1200 00010  2500 00030
    HPD05010903HPCPHT19950200010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05013005HPCPHI19950100010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05013005HPCPHI19950100290070400 00002  0500 00001  0600 00001  0700 00004  0
    800 00001  0900 00001  2500 00010
    HPD05013005HPCPHI19950200010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05018304HPCPHT19950100010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05018304HPCPHT19950100110021900 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05018304HPCPHT19950100290020500 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05018304HPCPHT19950200010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05026304HPCPHT19950100010020100 99999{ 2500 00000P
    HPD05026304HPCPHT19950100020031300 99999} 1400 99999[ 2500 00000P
    HPD05026304HPCPHT19950100310022400 99999] 2500 00000I
    HPD05026304HPCPHT19950200010020100 99999[ 2500 00000I
    HPD05030403HPCPHT19950100010030100 00000g 0900 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05030403HPCPHT19950100250021800 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05030403HPCPHT19950100260020300 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05030403HPCPHT19950100280021100 00010  2500 00010
    HPD05030403HPCPHT19950200010020100 00000g 2500 00000
    HPD05037202HPCPHT19950100010020100 00000g 2500 00000

    Sample access using GETHPD


    host:~ > gethpd
     

          Welcome to NOAA's Hourly Precipitation Data (HPD) Archive
                        Access Software Version 1.1
     

    A joint development by:

            National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
              - Data Archival and Extensive Quality Control Procedures
            Forecast Systems Laboratory (FSL)
              - CDROM Archive and Access Software Development

        HPD data from the directory: /home/username/archive/
         is available for the years:  1946 thru 1998
     

    What is the beginning date? YYYYMMDD [19950101]
    What is the ending date? YYMMDDHH [19950201]

    How do you wish to access the data set?
          0  -  by station number
          1  -  by geographic location
          2  -  by state
          3  -  all stations
    Your Choice? [2]

                    State Access

    Do you have a file containing this list of states? [Y/N] [N]
    How many states for the time period would you like? [1 - 100] [1]
     Two Letter State Identifier? CO
    Which time units do you want?
          0  -  Local Standard Time
          1  -  Universal Time (UTC)
    Your Choice? [0]
    What type of output format do you want?
          0  -  NCDC TD-3240 format
          1  -  FSL short format
          2  -  FSL filled format
          3  -  Java Display Format
    Your Choice? [0]

    How do you want to organize the output data?
          0  -  Synoptic Sort (time series)
          1  -  Climatological Sort (station series)
        Note:  For large data requests, type help for performance information.

    Your Choice? [1]

    Where do you want to direct the output?
          0  -  to the screen
          1  -  to output file(s)
    Your Choice? [1]

    Where do you want to write the output files?
      Enter the disk and directory only: /home/username

    Writing file: /home/username/19950101.HPD.LST.NCDC

    Number of Data Records Accessed: 2464

    Do you wish to continue accessing data from this request? [Y/N] [N]
    Would you like to request more data? [Y/N] [N]
    host:~ >
     



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