U.S. HCN Station Inventory File

The station inventory file (INVENT94.ASC) provides a list of the stations in the U.S. HCN. The distribution of these stations is shown in Figure 1. The file contains 1221 lines of data and provides essential information about each station. Each record contains the state number, station number, latitude and longitude coordinates, station elevation, station name, two letter state code, beginning year of record in the station history file, ending year of record in the station history file, beginning year of record for the minimum, mean, average, maximum temperatures, and precipitation in the HCN files, and the beginning year of record for minimum, mean, average, and maximum temperatures in the urban files. There are no missing values in this file. The file may be read using the following FORTRAN format:

  10    READ (5,100,END=999) STACOD, LAT, LONG, ELEV,
     1    STANAME, STATE, BYRSHF, EYRSHF, HCNMN, HCNAVG,
     1    HCNAV2, HCNMX, HCNPCP, URMN, URAVG, URAV2, URMX
        GOTO 10 
C
 100    FORMAT(1I6,2F8.2,1I6,1X,1A30,1A2,11(1X,1I4))

Stated in tabular form, the contents of the station inventory file are as follows.


Variable formats for INVENT94.ASC


Variable Variable Variable Column name type width start end

STACOD Integer 6 1 6 LAT Real 8 7 14 LONG Real 8 15 22 ELEV Integer 6 23 28 STANAME Character 30 30 59 STATE Character 2 60 61 BYRSHF Integer 4 63 66 EYRSHF Integer 4 68 71 HCNMN Integer 4 73 76 HCNAVG Integer 4 78 81 HCNAV2 Integer 4 83 86 HCNMX Integer 4 88 91 HCNPCP Integer 4 93 96 URMN Integer 4 98 101 URAVG Integer 4 103 106 URAV2 Integer 4 108 111 URMX Integer 4 113 116

where

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