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GPM GMIN Data Format


File name

WFF-0003_PAD3-2015.gmin

WFF            rain gauge network (in this case, WFF denotes Wallops Flight Facility Assorted Gauges) 
0003_PAD3      rain gauge ID 
2015           Year 2015 
gmin           product ID 

File header

2015 WFF 0003_PAD3 MetOne 0.2 mm

2015 WFF 0003_PAD3     same as in file name 
MetOne                 gauge type
0.2 mm                 gauge bucket size

Data format

Year Mon Day Jday  Hr Min Rain[mm/h]  Lat        Lon
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2015  01  03  003  23  31    7.50  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  03  003  23  32    4.50  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  03  003  23  33    4.50  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  03  003  23  34    7.50  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  03  003  23  35   12.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  00  35    2.40  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  00  36    2.40  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  00  37    2.40  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  00  38    2.40  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  00  39    2.40  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  16   12.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  17   36.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  18   72.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  19   72.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  20   48.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  21   24.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  22   12.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  23   36.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  24   48.00  37.93438  -75.47081
2015  01  04  004  11  25   36.00  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