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GPM 2A56 Data Format


File name

WFF-0003_PAD3-201504.2a56

WFF         rain gauge network (in this case, WFF denotes Wallops Flight Facility Assorted Gauges) HSTN    GV Site
0003_PAD3   rain gauge ID 
201504      yearMonth, Apr 2015
2a56        product ID

File header

2015 WFF 0003_PAD3 MetOne 0.2 mm 04/01/2015 00:00 04/26/2015 05:12

2015                 year
WFF                  rain gauge network
0003_PAD3            rain gauge ID 
MetOne               gauge type
0.2 mm               gauge bucket size
04/01/2015 00:00     time stamp (month/day/year hour:minute in UTC) for the first rainy record in the month
04/26/2015 05:12     time stamp (month/day/year hour:minute in UTC) for the last rainy record in the month


Data format

Year Mon Day Jday  Hr Min Rain[mm/h]  Lat        Lon
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2015  04  20  110  05  38    0.79  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  39    0.82  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  40    0.86  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  41    0.94  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  42    1.03  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  43    1.15  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  05  59    0.48  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  00    1.97  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  01    3.76  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  02    5.84  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  03    8.22  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  04   10.89  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  05   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  06   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  07   24.17  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  08   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  09   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  10   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  11   12.09  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  04  20  110  06  12    7.99  37.93438  -75.47081
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There are 9 data fields. 
 1) year
 2) month 
 3) day of month
 4) Julian Day of year
 5) hour in UTC 
 6) minute 
 7) rainrate [mm/h] 
 8) Latitude  in degree
 9) Longitude in degree