This data set contains daily rainfall totals (mm) from Mongu, in the Western Province of Zambia. The data were collected with a British standard 5-in diameter rain gauge in a yard 30 m away from the Meteorological Department building near the Mongu Airport (north of downtown and approximately 20 km from the Kataba Local Forest where the permanent 30 m Mongu tower site is located). Rainfall readings were taken by Zambia Meteorological Department staff each morning at 06:00 GMT. These data form the official government rainfall record for Mongu.
There are three data files, one for each year (July to June). Each file contains monthly columns with totals for each day of the month as well as a monthly total. The data files are stored as ASCII text files in comma-separated-value (csv) format.
Cite this data set as follows:
Mukelabai, M. M. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002. Data set. Available on-line [http://daac.ornl.gov/] from Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/785.
Zambia Meteorological Department. 2003. Rainfall Summaries for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002. Zambia Meteorological Department, Mongu, Zambia.
There are three data files, one for each year (July to June). Each file contains monthly columns with totals for each day of the month as well as a monthly total. The data files are stored as ASCII text files in comma-separated-value (csv) format. The format and contents of the files in this data set are described below. Zeros indicate no measurable rainfall and blank fields are nonexistent days (e.g., 30-Feb).
|Column Number||Column Name||Definition||Units|
|1||Day||day of month||numeric|
|2||Jul||July rainfall amount||mm|
|3||Aug||August rainfall amount||mm|
|4||Sep||September rainfall amount||mm|
|5||Oct||October rainfall amount||mm|
|6||Nov||November rainfall amount||mm|
|7||Dec||December rainfall amount||mm|
|8||Jan||January rainfall amount||mm|
|9||Feb||February rainfall amount||mm|
|10||Mar||March rainfall amount||mm|
|11||Apr||April rainfall amount||mm|
|12||May||May rainfall amount||mm|
|13||Jun||June rainfall amount||mm|
Additional information about the data format and parameters measured is found in the companion file: ftp://daac.ornl.gov/data/safari2k/field_campaign/mongu_daily_rainfall/comp/mongu_daily_rainfall_readme.pdf.