Monthly rainfall data (mm) from met stations across the Falklands Islands

The file collects almost 3100 records of monthly rainfall from a series of meteo stations scattered across the Falkland Islands. Met stations are located at the main farm settlements. Dataseries starts in 1945 and carries on fairly continuously until late 1980s. Then only some stations provide rainfall data until 2009. The excel file has been derived by aggregating data from various files in order to make a time series of rainfall data for the camp settlements.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:00 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category climatology-meteorology-atmosphere
Temporal Extent Start 1945-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1987-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2009
Lineage Almost 3100 records of monthly rainfall have been gathered from a series of met stations located at the main farm settlements across the Falklands. The reading of the values was responsibility of the land owners. Thre is continuity in the dataseries from 1945 until late 1980s. Then only some stations provide rainfall data until 2009. Data are scarcer from 1990 onwards.
West Longitude -61.4548
South Latitude -52.9257
East Longitude -57.6865
North Latitude -50.9992
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: the Falkland Islands Government - Department of Agriculture, UK Falkland Islands Trust and South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute for data processing.
Data Format excel
Update Frequency unknown
Accuracy location of the farm settlements is taken using Google Earth and the point is generally centred in the middle of the settlement. Unknown accuracy as far as the measurement of rainfall is concerned.
Resource Type Dataseries
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2015-07-15
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-UKFIT-203

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