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SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002
Release date2005-03-08
ProjectSouthern African Regional Science Initiative Project (SAFARI 2000)
Time period1999-07-01 to 2002-06-30

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Downloads1562007-12-132017-03-16363 total files downloaded


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 inch 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 ZMD staff each morning at 06:00 GMT. These data form the official government rainfall record for Mongu.The data files consist of 3 files, one for each year (July to Jun). Each files 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.

Data set documentation


Mukelabai, M.M. 2005. SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Totals for Mongu, Zambia, 1999-2002. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
mongu_rainfall_1999-2000.csv 1.1KB 1999-07-01 - 2000-06-30
mongu_rainfall_2000-2001.csv 1.1KB 2000-07-01 - 2001-06-30
mongu_rainfall_2001-2002.csv 1.1KB 2001-07-01 - 2002-06-30

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