PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB: Precipitation Monitoring Stations (Point Feature Classes) in Indiana from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network and Estimated Total Annual Precipitation (Raster Datasets) for Water-Years 2010 through 2018 (Colorado State University, Esri File Geodatabase)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network of Indiana (data collectors)
Originator:
Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University (data curator)
Originator:
Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue University (data curator)
Originator: National Weather Service - Indianapolis (data curator)
Originator:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (data curator)
Originator: Indiana Geological and Water Survey (data compiler)
Publication_Date: 20190313
Title:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB: Precipitation Monitoring Stations (Point Feature Classes) in Indiana from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network and Estimated Total Annual Precipitation (Raster Datasets) for Water-Years 2010 through 2018 (Colorado State University, Esri File Geodatabase)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector and raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bloomington, Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
The following is excerpted from website documentation for the CoCoRaHS Network (<https://www.cocorahs.org>):

"CoCoRaHS (pronounced KO-ko-rozz) is an acronym for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network. CoCoRaHS is a unique, non-profit, community-based network of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds working together to measure and map precipitation (rain, hail and snow) in their local communities. By using low-cost measurement tools, stressing training and education, and utilizing an interactive website, our aim is to provide the highest quality data for natural resource, education and research applications."

"CoCoRaHS has several goals (as stated in our mission statement).

1. Provide accurate high-quality precipitation data for our many end users on a timely basis;

2. Increasing the density of precipitation data available throughout the country by encouraging volunteer weather observing;

3. Encouraging citizens to have fun participating in meteorological science and heightening their awareness about weather;

4. Providing enrichment activities in water and weather resources for teachers, educators and the community at large to name a few."

"Each time a rain, hail or snow storm crosses your area, volunteers take measurements of precipitation from as many locations as possible (see equipment). These precipitation reports are then recorded on our website (www.cocorahs.org). The data are then displayed and organized for many of our end users to analyze and apply to daily situations ranging from water resource analysis and severe storm warnings to neighbors comparing how much rain fell in their backyards."

The following is excerpted from website documentation for the "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary Reports" (<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/>):

"Hydrologists and climatologists often use the "Water Year" calendar for tracking water resources. While the definition may vary regionally, a common definition of "water year" is October 1 through September 30th. In the cool months, evaporation rates are very low, snow accumulates in cold regions, storms tend to be widespread, and most areas see accumulation of moisture in the soil. Then comes spring with it's accompanying snow melt and high runoff from mountainous regions and higher latitudes. The summer months bring high evaporation rates. Precipitation (much from thunderstorms) becomes much more localized. Soil moisture may be gradually depleted during summer as vegetation uses large volumes of water. Streams run slower and clearer. CoCoRaHS recommends this water year calendar for tabulating precipitation amounts."

Personnel of the Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) downloaded nine available water-year summary reports for years 2010 through 2018 (originally in Microsoft Excel format) for Indiana on March 13, 2019, from the following "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary Reports by State/Province" webpages:

<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2010> (filename IN_WYS_2010.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2011> (filename IN_WYS_2011.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2012> (filename IN_WYS_2012.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2013> (filename IN_WYS_2013.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2014> (filename IN_WYS_2014.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2015> (filename IN_WYS_2015.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2016> (filename IN_WYS_2016.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2017> (filename IN_WYS_2017.XLS)
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2018> (filename IN_WYS_2018.XLS)

Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/layerGallery.html?category=HydrolMonitoring>
Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/download/Hydrology/Monitoring_Precipitation_Network_Totals_2010-2018WYS_CoCoRaHS.zip>
Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/metadata/Hydrology/Monitoring_Precipitation_Network_Totals_2010-2018WYS_CoCoRaHS.html>
Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/metadata/Hydrology/Monitoring_Precipitation_Network_Totals_2010-2018WYS_CoCoRaHS.xml>
Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/arcgis/rest/services/Hydrology/Monitoring_Precipitation_Annual_2018WYS_CoCoRaHS/MapServer>
Online_Linkage:
<https://maps.indiana.edu/arcgis/rest/services/Hydrology/Monitoring_Precipitation_Stations_2018WYS_CoCoRaHS/MapServer>
Online_Linkage:
<https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=c1ecb6033bb0400b9ab7e7a630b3ab84>
Online_Linkage:
<https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=c1ecb6033bb0400b9ab7e7a630b3ab84>
Online_Linkage:
<https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=206ed0508d124f9d8ff87f527382152e>
Online_Linkage:
<https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=206ed0508d124f9d8ff87f527382152e>
Description:
Abstract:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB contains nine Esri point feature classes showing the locations of precipitation monitoring stations of the CoCoRaHS Network, arranged by water-year (October 1st through September 30st), for years 2010 through 2018. Attributes include identification numbers, station names, number of days where precipitation was reported, total precipitation, type of precipitation, and website links for each "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary by Station ID" web page. The following table lists each feature class name as well as the total number of active stations that were reported in the "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary Reports" for each available water-year:

"Precipitation_Stations_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (557 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (548 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (576 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (613 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (699 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (722 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (752 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (703 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (651 total stations

PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB also contains nine Esri raster datasets showing estimated total annual precipitation by water-year (October 1st through September 30st) for years 2010 through 2018. Only stations that reported daily precipitation for 301 days or more (attribute field named "DaysCovered") were used as inputs for the interpolation process. The following table lists the feature class names as well as the total number of stations that were used as input data for that given water-year:

"Precipitation_Annual_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 246 out of 557 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 245 out of 548 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 245 out of 576 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 243 out of 613 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 265 out of 699 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 311 out of 722 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 298 out of 752 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 265 out of 703 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 268 out of 651 stations)

Purpose:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB was produced to provide access to the locations of precipitation monitoring stations of the CoCoRaHS Network and estimated total annual precipitation data arranged by water-year (October 1st through September 30st) for years 2010 through 2018, in a GIS environment.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20091001
Ending_Date: 20180930
Currentness_Reference: Data collection date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.0511
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.7912
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.7178
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.7810
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: farming
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS)
Theme_Keyword: National Weather Service (NWS)
Theme_Keyword: Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University
Theme_Keyword: Indiana State Climate Office at Purdue University
Theme_Keyword: National Weather Service - Indianapolis
Theme_Keyword: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Theme_Keyword: Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS)
Theme_Keyword: CoCoRaHS Network
Theme_Keyword: water year summary repot
Theme_Keyword: weather
Theme_Keyword: rain
Theme_Keyword: precipitation
Theme_Keyword: hail
Theme_Keyword: weather station
Theme_Keyword: snow
Theme_Keyword: thunder
Theme_Keyword: meteorology
Theme_Keyword: hydrologic
Theme_Keyword: climate
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Adams County
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Bartholomew County
Place_Keyword: Blackford County
Place_Keyword: Boone County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Carroll County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Clay County
Place_Keyword: Clinton County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Dearborn County
Place_Keyword: Decatur County
Place_Keyword: Dekalb County
Place_Keyword: Delaware County
Place_Keyword: Dubois County
Place_Keyword: Elkhart County
Place_Keyword: Fayette County
Place_Keyword: Floyd County
Place_Keyword: Fountain County
Place_Keyword: Franklin County
Place_Keyword: Fulton County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Grant County
Place_Keyword: Greene County
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Harrison County
Place_Keyword: Hendricks County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Howard County
Place_Keyword: Huntington County
Place_Keyword: Jackson County
Place_Keyword: Jasper County
Place_Keyword: Jay County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Jennings County
Place_Keyword: Johnson County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: Kosciusko County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Lagrange County
Place_Keyword: Madison County
Place_Keyword: Marion County
Place_Keyword: Marshall County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Morgan County
Place_Keyword: Newton County
Place_Keyword: Noble County
Place_Keyword: Ohio County
Place_Keyword: Orange County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Parke County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Pike County
Place_Keyword: Porter County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Pulaski County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Randolph County
Place_Keyword: Ripley County
Place_Keyword: Rush County
Place_Keyword: Scott County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: Starke County
Place_Keyword: Steuben County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Tipton County
Place_Keyword: Union County
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh County
Place_Keyword: Vermillion County
Place_Keyword: Vigo County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: Warrick County
Place_Keyword: Washington County
Place_Keyword: Wayne County
Place_Keyword: Wells County
Place_Keyword: White County
Place_Keyword: Whitley County

Access_Constraints:
This file is available to anyone, but access may be contingent on written request, specific terms relevant to the agency or person making the request, and/or current freedom of information statutes in the state of Indiana.

Use_Constraints:
DATA DISCLAIMER - This data set is provided by Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, and contains data believed to be accurate; however, a degree of error is inherent in all data. This product is distributed "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of suitability of a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the designed format or production of these data to define the limits or jurisdiction of any federal, state, or local government. These data are intended for use only at the published scale or smaller and are for reference purposes only. They are not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis of a single site may differ from these data.

CREDIT - It is requested that the Indiana Geological and Water Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB: Precipitation Monitoring Stations in Indiana from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network and Estimated Total Annual Precipitation for Water-Years 2010 through 2018 (Colorado State University, Esri File Geodatabase, Point Feature Classes, Raster Datasets), data compilation by Chris Dintaman, 20190313].

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY - This product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ESRI ArcGIS shapefile format, Microsoft Windows XP, approximately 8.02 MB


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes were obtained from the CoCoRaHS "Indiana Water Year Summary Reports" and are assumed to be accurate.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All data were obtained from the CoCoRaHS "Indiana Water Year Summary Reports" and are assumed to be topologically accurate.
Completeness_Report:
All data were obtained from the CoCoRaHS "Indiana Water Year Summary Reports" and are assumed to be complete.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
All data were obtained from the CoCoRaHS "Indiana Water Year Summary Reports" and the horizontal positions are assumed to be accurate.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
All data were obtained from the CoCoRaHS "Indiana Water Year Summary Reports" and the vertical positions are assumed to be accurate.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network of Indiana (Colorado State University)
Publication_Date: 20190313
Title:
Indiana CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary Reports for 2010 through 2018 (Microsoft Excel file format)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University
Other_Citation_Details:
Downloaded nine Microsoft Excel files saved as "IN_WYS_2010.XLS," "IN_WYS_2011.XLS," "IN_WYS_2012.XLS," "IN_WYS_2013.XLS," "IN_WYS_2014.XLS," "IN_WYS_2015.XLS," "IN_WYS_2016.XLS," "IN_WYS_2017.XLS," and "IN_WYS_2018.XLS" from the IEM website showing "Network Location Tables" for the locations of CoCoRaHS Netork stations in Indiana (arranged by water-year).
Online_Linkage:
<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/State.aspx?state=IN&year=2018> (modified accordingly for other water-years)
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20190313
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
IN_WYS_2010.XLS, IN_WYS_2011.XLS, IN_WYS_2012.XLS, IN_WYS_2013.XLS, IN_WYS_2014.XLS, IN_WYS_2015.XLS, IN_WYS_2016.XLS, IN_WYS_2017.XLS, IN_WYS_2018.XLS
Source_Contribution:
Active precipitation monitoring stations of the Indiana CoCoRaHS Network, by water-year for 2010 through 2018.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
IGWS personnel downloaded the "Indiana CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary" reports for all water-years between 2010 and 2018 (nine Microsoft Excel files named "IN_WYS_2010.XLS," "IN_WYS_2011.XLS," "IN_WYS_2012.XLS," "IN_WYS_2013.XLS," "IN_WYS_2014.XLS," "IN_WYS_2015.XLS," "IN_WYS_2016.XLS," "IN_WYS_2017.XLS," and "IN_WYS_2018.XLS") from the Indiana CoCoRaHS Nework website (<https://www.cocorahs.org/WaterYearSummary/>) on March 13, 2019.

Each Excel spreadsheet was loaded into Esri ArcMap 10.6 and was spatially displayed using the latitude and longitude coordinates (decimal degrees, WGS 1984) for each station. The data were then reprojected to UTM Zone 16 North, NAD 1983 coordinate system, and then exported to point feature classes within an Esri file geodatabase named "PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB." Each feature class was then renamed as follows to conform to internal naming conventions of the IGWS (along with the total number of stations reported for the given water-year):

"Precipitation_Stations_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (557 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (548 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (576 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (613 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (699 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (722 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (752 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (703 total stations)
"Precipitation_Stations_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (651 total stations)

The attribute field named "WYrS_URL" was then added to each point feature class, and then populated with a website URL for each individual monitoring station's "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary for Station ID" webpage.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
"Indiana CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary" reports (nine Microsoft Excel files named "IN_WYS_2010.XLS," "IN_WYS_2011.XLS," "IN_WYS_2012.XLS," "IN_WYS_2013.XLS," "IN_WYS_2014.XLS," "IN_WYS_2015.XLS," "IN_WYS_2016.XLS," "IN_WYS_2017.XLS," and "IN_WYS_2018.XLS")
Process_Date: 20190313
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB (nine point feature classes named "Precipitation_Stations_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," and "Precipitation_Stations_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN")
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Each of the nine point feature classes were loaded into Esri ArcMap and the attribute field named "DaysCovered" was used to select only those stations that reported observations of daily precipitation for 301 days or more for a given water-year. Esri ArcToolbox "Spatial Analysis Tools > Interpolation > Spline with Barriers" was then used to create individual raster datasets showing estimated total annual precipitation (using attribute field "PTotSum") for each given water-year using these selected stations. The Esri polygon shapefile named "Landsurvey_State_Poly_IN.SHP" (available on the IndianaMap Layer Gallery as "PLSS State Boundary," <https://maps.indiana.edu/layerGallery.html?category=PLSS> ) was used as the constraining barrier. A smoothing value of 1 was used and a 1000-meter cell size was chosen for each output raster dataset. Each raster dataset was then imported to the file geodatabase named "PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB" and renamed as follows to conform to internal naming conventions of the IGWS (the total number of stations that reported on 301 days or more for the given water-year are also provided):

"Precipitation_Annual_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 246 out of 557 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 245 out of 548 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 245 out of 576 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 243 out of 613 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 265 out of 699 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 311 out of 722 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 298 out of 752 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 265 out of 703 stations)
"Precipitation_Annual_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" (using 268 out of 651 stations)

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Landsurvey_State_Poly_IN.SHP, PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB (nine point feature classes named "Precipitation_Stations_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Stations_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," and "Precipitation_Stations_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN")
Process_Date: 20190313
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB (nine raster datasets named "Precipitation_Annual_2018WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN," "Precipitation_Annual_2017WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2016WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2015WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2014WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2013WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2012WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2011WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN" "Precipitation_Annual_2010WYrS_CoCoRaHS_IN")
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This metadata file was pre-parsed and parsed using CNS (Chew and Spit, v. 2.6.1) and MP (Metadata Parser, v. 2.7.1) software written by Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey). The errors generated by MP were all addressed and corrected, except that no values were assigned to "Abscissa_Resolution" and "Ordinate_Resolution."
Process_Date: 20190415
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Indiana, nine point feature classes showing Indiana CoCoRaHS Network precipitation monitoring stations, nine raster datasets (1,000 meter grid) showing estimated total annual precipitation by water-year


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:
Ordinate_Resolution:
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB contains nine point feature classes and nine raster datasets. The point feature classes showing monitoring station locations share the same attributes and attribute definitions, and are defined in more detail below. The nine raster datasets showing estimated total annual precipitation do not possess any attribute fields to define.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: IGWS

Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PRECIPITATION_STATIONS_2018WYrS_COCORAHS_IN.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: File Geodatabase Attribute Tables
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: Indiana CoCoRaHS station identifier
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Indiana CoCoRaHS station name
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTotSum
Attribute_Definition:
"Total Prcp Sum" - The sum total of precipitation measured by the station for the entire water year (in inches)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
75.47 (2018), 68.8 (2017), 72.51 (2016), 68.36 (2015), 63.56 (2014), 53.4 (2013), 55.94 (2012), 68.11 (2011), 54.6 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DaysCovered
Attribute_Definition:
"Days Covered By All Observations" - The total number of days that were observed by station volunteer and entered into CoCoRaHS
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
371 (2018), 376 (2017), 380 (2016), 420 (2015), 372 (2014), 397 (2013), 391 (2012), 372 (2011), 374 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PDailyS
Attribute_Definition:
"Daily Prcp Sum" - The sum total of single-day precipitation observation as measured by the station for the entire water year (in inches)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
72.33 (2018), 68.63 (2017), 67.2 (2016), 62.28 (2015), 63.56 (2014), 53.4 (2013), 55.94 (2012), 66.61 (2011), 54.6 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DailyObs
Attribute_Definition:
"Daily Observation Count" - The total number of days that a daily measurement was recorded and entered into CoCoRaHS
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum:
365 (2018), 365 (2017), 366 (2016), 365 (2015), 365 (2014), 365 (2013), 366 (2012), 365 (2011), 365 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: P_Multiday
Attribute_Definition:
"Multiday Prcp Sum" - The sum total of multi-day precipitation observations for the entire water year (in inches)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
34.23 (2018), 31.63 (2017), 38.27 (2016), 61.0 (2015), 42.58 (2014), 30.03 (2013), 32.65 (2012), 40.84 (2011), 32.72 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Days_Multi
Attribute_Definition:
"Days Covered by Multiday Observations" - The total number of days covered by multiday observations that were recorded and entered into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
305 (2018), 240 (2017), 336 (2016), 313 (2015), 325 (2014), 278 (2013), 308 (2012), 365 (2011), 299 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MultidayRe
Attribute_Definition:
"Multiday Observation Count" - The total number of multiday observations that were entered into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
75 (2018), 60 (2017), 52 (2016), 46 (2015), 54 (2014), 54 (2013), 64 (2012), 56 (2011), 56 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DaysWP
Attribute_Definition:
"Days With Prcp" - The total number of days where precipitation was observed and recorded into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
177 (2018), 174 (2017), 177 (2016), 169 (2015), 181 (2014), 158 (2013), 146 (2012), 177 (2011), 170 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DaysWT
Attribute_Definition:
"Days With Trace" - The total number of days where trace amounts of precipitation were observed and recorded into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
73 (2018), 81 (2017), 74 (2016), 78 (2015), 62 (2014), 63 (2013), 49 (2012), 56 (2011), 63 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SnowTot
Attribute_Definition:
"Total Snowfall" - The sum total of snowfall precipitation observations for the entire water year (in inches)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
106.6 (2018), 36.0 (2017), 59.5 (2016), 66.7 (2015), 101.0 (2014), 82.6 (2013), 42.3 (2012), 103.7 (2011), 73.2 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SnowDays
Attribute_Definition:
"Days With Snowfall" - The total number of days where snowfall precipitation were observed and recorded into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
49 (2018), 30 (2017), 34 (2016), 36 (2015), 60 (2014), 37 (2013), 28 (2012), 54 (2011), 40 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DaysWS
Attribute_Definition:
"Days With Snow On Ground" - The total number of days where snow was observed on the ground and recorded into CoCoRaHS for the water year
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum:
67 (2018), 40 (2017), 48 (2016), 78 (2015), 108 (2014), 63 (2013), 39 (2012), 85 (2011), 85 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latitude
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude coordinate value for CoCoRaHS station (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Longitude
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude coordinate value for CoCoRaHS station (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elevation
Attribute_Definition:
The elevation value for CoCoRaHS station (feet above sea level, contains zero values)
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum:
377 (2018), 377 (2017), 377 (2016), 377 (2015), 377 (2014), 377 (2013), 377 (2012), 377 (2011), 377 (2010)
Range_Domain_Maximum:
1176 (2018), 1176 (2017), 1173 (2016), 1173 (2015), 1169 (2014), 1105 (2013), 1105 (2012), 1130 (2011), 1099 (2010)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WYrS_URL
Attribute_Definition:
URL for the CoCoRaHS website of the "CoCoRaHS Water Year Summary for Station ID," lists various information for each individual station for a given water year.
Attribute_Definition_Source: CoCoRaHS Network, Colorado State University
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Publication Sales
Contact_Position: Clerk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Resource_Description: Downloadable data

Distribution_Liability:

DATA DISCLAIMER - This data set is provided by Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, and contains data believed to be accurate; however, a degree of error is inherent in all data. This product is distributed "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of suitability of a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the designed format or production of these data to define the limits or jurisdiction of any federal, state, or local government. These data are intended for use only at the published scale or smaller and are for reference purposes only. They are not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis of a single site may differ from these data.

CREDIT - It is requested that the Indiana Geological and Water Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [PRECIPITATION_NETWORK_TOTALS_2010-2018WYS_COCORAHS_IN.GDB: Precipitation Monitoring Stations in Indiana from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow (CoCoRaHS) Network and Estimated Total Annual Precipitation for Water-Years 2010 through 2018 (Colorado State University, Esri File Geodatabase, Point Feature Classes, Raster Datasets), data compilation by Chris Dintaman, 20190313].

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY - This product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20190313
Metadata_Review_Date: 20190415
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata file is intended to accompany the dataset identified and received from the IGWS. It should not to be altered or summarized. The IGWS does not support secondary distribution. If this dataset was received from anyone besides the IGWS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

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