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Quality Controlled Daily and Monthly Raingauge Data from Environment Agency Gauges (AfA148)
19 December 2013
Environment & Business - Land and Water.
The Quality Controlled Daily and Monthly Raingauge Data from Environment Agency Gauges dataset contains data from the Environment Agency's storage raingauge network (currently approximately 2,400) which measures rainfall at a daily or a monthly time step. This excludes all rain gauges that do not comply with the relevant British Standards. Measurements of the amount of precipitation (mm) are captured in storage rain gauges which are mainly read by volunteers. At the end of each month the data is returned to the Environment Agency where it is manually entered into the WISKI archive. Data from these gauges is then sent to the Met Office (MO) for quality control along with daily totals from the Environment Agency's Tipping Bucket Raingauges (TBRs). The Met Office append the data from the Environment Agency with daily/monthly data from a smaller number of their own storage and TBRs. They then undertake the Quality Control checks and provide the checked dataset back to the Environment Agency, typically 4 months after collection, for historic storage on WISKI. The dataset covered here comprises only checked historic time daily and monthly series data from the EA storage and TBR rain gauges (85% of the total).