The Rand Weather Data Bank (RAWDAB)

An Evolving Base of Accessible Weather Data

by Esperanza Rodriguez, R. E. Huschke


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The RAND Weather Data Bank (RAWDAB) was designed to meet the demand for weather inputs to studies of systems that can be influenced by weather conditions. This 1974 report contains the data from weather observations taken at weather stations strategically located around the globe. The data base structure is described in detail. Flow charts and one of the programs designed for the conversion of the weather data into RAWDAB format are presented in an appendix. A list of the location, the WMO number, the dates of record, and other important information for all of the weather stations in RAWDAB is presented in tabular form.

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