From the NOAA NCDC API docs: Stations are where the data comes from (for most datasets) and can be considered the smallest granual of location data. If you know what station you want, you can quickly get all manner of data from it

ncdc_stations(
  stationid = NULL,
  datasetid = NULL,
  datatypeid = NULL,
  locationid = NULL,
  startdate = NULL,
  enddate = NULL,
  sortfield = NULL,
  sortorder = NULL,
  limit = 25,
  offset = NULL,
  datacategoryid = NULL,
  extent = NULL,
  token = NULL,
  dataset = NULL,
  station = NULL,
  location = NULL,
  locationtype = NULL,
  page = NULL,
  ...
)

Arguments

stationid

A single valid station id, with datasetid namespace, e.g., GHCND:USW00014895

datasetid

(optional) Accepts a valid dataset id or a vector or list of them. Data returned will be from the dataset specified.

datatypeid

Accepts a valid data type id or a vector or list of data type ids. (optional)

locationid

Accepts a valid location id or a vector or list of location ids (optional)

startdate

(optional) Accepts valid ISO formated date (yyyy-mm-dd) or date time (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss). Data returned will have data after the specified date. The date range must be less than 1 year.

enddate

(optional) Accepts valid ISO formated date (yyyy-mm-dd) or date time (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss). Data returned will have data before the specified date. The date range must be less than 1 year.

sortfield

The field to sort results by. Supports id, name, mindate, maxdate, and datacoverage fields (optional)

sortorder

Which order to sort by, asc or desc. Defaults to asc (optional)

limit

Defaults to 25, limits the number of results in the response. Maximum is 1000 (optional)

offset

Defaults to 0, used to offset the resultlist (optional)

datacategoryid

(character, optional) Accepts a valid data category id or a vector or list of data category ids.

extent

(numeric, optional) The geographical extent for which you want to search. Give four values that defines a bounding box, lat and long for the southwest corner, then lat and long for the northeast corner. For example: c(minlat, minlong, maxlat, maxlong).

token

This must be a valid token token supplied to you by NCDC's Climate Data Online access token generator. (required) See Authentication section below for more details.

dataset

THIS IS A DEPRECATED ARGUMENT. See datasetid.

station

THIS IS A DEPRECATED ARGUMENT. See stationid.

location

THIS IS A DEPRECATED ARGUMENT. See locationid.

locationtype

THIS IS A DEPRECATED ARGUMENT. There is no equivalent argument in v2 of the NOAA API.

page

THIS IS A DEPRECATED ARGUMENT. There is no equivalent argument in v2 of the NOAA API.

...

Curl options passed on to HttpClient (optional)

Value

A list of metadata.

Authentication

Get an API key (aka, token) at https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/token You can pass your token in as an argument or store it one of two places:

See Startup for information on how to create/find your .Rrofile and .Renviron files

References

https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/webservices/v2

See also

Examples

if (FALSE) { # Get metadata on all stations ncdc_stations() ncdc_stations(limit=5) # Get metadata on a single station ncdc_stations(stationid='COOP:010008') # For many stations use lapply or similar lapply(c("COOP:010008", "COOP:010063", "COOP:010116"), function(z) { ncdc_stations( startdate = "2013-01-01", enddate = "2014-11-01", stationid = z) }$data) # Displays all stations within GHCN-Daily (100 Stations per page limit) ncdc_stations(datasetid = 'GHCND') ncdc_stations(datasetid = 'ANNUAL') ncdc_stations(datasetid = 'GSOY') # Station ncdc_stations(datasetid='NORMAL_DLY', stationid='GHCND:USW00014895') # datatypeid ncdc_stations(datatypeid="ANN-HTDD-NORMAL") ncdc_stations(datatypeid=c("ANN-HTDD-NORMAL", "ACSC")) # locationid ncdc_stations(locationid="CITY:AG000001") ncdc_stations(locationid="FIPS:30091") ncdc_stations(locationid=c("FIPS:30103", "FIPS:30091")) # datacategoryid ncdc_stations(datacategoryid="ANNPRCP") ncdc_stations(datacategoryid="AUAGR") ncdc_stations(datacategoryid=c("ANNPRCP", "AUAGR")) # Displays all stations within GHCN-Daily (Displaying page 10 of the results) ncdc_stations(datasetid='GHCND') # Specify datasetid and locationid ncdc_stations(datasetid='GHCND', locationid='FIPS:12017') # Specify datasetid, locationid, and station ncdc_stations(datasetid='GHCND', locationid='FIPS:12017', stationid='GHCND:USC00084289') # Specify datasetid, locationidtype, locationid, and station ncdc_stations(datasetid='GHCND', locationid='FIPS:12017', stationid='GHCND:USC00084289') # Displays list of stations within the specified county ncdc_stations(datasetid='GHCND', locationid='FIPS:12017') # Displays list of Hourly Precipitation locationids between 01/01/1990 and 12/31/1990 ncdc_stations(datasetid='PRECIP_HLY', startdate='19900101', enddate='19901231') # Search for stations by spatial extent ## Search using a bounding box, w/ lat/long of the SW corner, then of NE corner ncdc_stations(extent=c(47.5204,-122.2047,47.6139,-122.1065)) }