Long-term Historical Rainfall Data for Australia

Australian Bureau of Meteorology assembled this dataset of 191 Australian rainfall stations for the purpose of climate change monitoring and assessment. These stations were selected because they are believed to be the highest quality and most reliable long-term rainfall stations in Australia. The longest period of record is August 1840 to December 1990, but the actual periods vary by individual station. Each data record in the dataset contains at least a monthly precipitation total, and most records also have daily data as well.

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  • Chi-Fan Shih
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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1840-08-01
    End:  1990-12-31


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1840-08-01
Temporal Range End 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat -11
Bounding Box South Lat -43
Bounding Box West Long 113
Bounding Box East Long 154
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ASCII
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 47.94 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Chi-Fan Shih
Resource Support Email chifan@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author Bureau of Meteorology, Australia
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1992-08-18
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/7V14-A428
Alternate Identifier ds482.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2023-04-23T15:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds482.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Bureau of Meteorology, Australia. (1992). Long-term Historical Rainfall Data for Australia. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/7V14-A428. Accessed 21 September 2023.

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