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In appreciation of thorough metadeta


I’m working with a weather dataset that has some peculiar trends. So, of course, I got my hands on the metadata. And what metadata it is! Most of it is just as boring (but useful) as you imagine, but this bit completely makes up for the blandness of the previous six or so pages:

IMPORTANT NOTE – PRECIPITATION: A gopher chewed through the tipping bucket rain gauge cable in late June of 2011. This resulted in missing precip events July 2-4 of 2011.

Photo via Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area

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  1. That’s awesome!

  2. gophers, sworn enemies of precipitation measurement!

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