Data Availability Criteria

Some CLIMOD programs allow the user to specify the minimum amount of data that must be available to generate a product. Daily data for a station can be missing for a variety of reasons, ranging from the observer being sick to the rainfall amount being insufficient to warrant a real-time report. Allowing the user to specify this criteria provides a degree of flexibility. Specifying a large value, such as 90%, will assure that the station has most of its data available and thus any impacts due to missing values should be minimal. Specifying a small value, such as 5%, will include nearly all stations (including "event recorders") that recorded any data during that period.