CLIMOD Product Headers
Each single-station CLIMOD product contains a two-part header preceding the data. The first
part is the "standard header", which is the same on every product.
It includes the station name and state.
The ID is the network-specific identification number. For COOP stations, this is
the cooperative station number. Other
network ids include ICAO (four-letter airport identifier), and Handbook 5 ids
(used to identify stations in SHEF-encoded messages). The identifier listed in
the header depends on the way the station was selected. Latitude and longitude
are specified in decimal degrees - north for latitude
and west for longitude (longitude is negative to denote west). Elevation is the
height of the station in feet above sea level. The period of record is the first
and last day of available
data for this station. The data record may not necessarily be continuous throughout the entire period.
Following the standard header is the product-specific header. This contains the
product name and time it was created. Other items in this portion of the header vary
from product to product.