This is sample met object containing data for Halifax, Nova Scotia, during September of 2003 (the period during which Hurricane Juan struck the city).
Environment Canada website on October 19, 2019.
The data file was downloaded
metFile <- download.met(id=6358, year=2003, month=9, destdir=".", type="xml")
Note that using
download.met() avoids having to navigate the
the awkward Environment Canada website, but it imposes the burden
of having to know the station ID number. With the data in-hand,
the object was then created (and its timezone adjusted) with
met <- read.met(metFile) met <- oceSetData(met, "time", met[["time"]]+4*3600, note="add 4h to local time to get UTC time")
Historical note. The
data(met) object was changed on October 19,
2019, based on the data provided by Environment
Canada at that time. The previous version of
created in 2017, had been based on a data format that
Environment Canada no longer provided in 2019. See the
notes on the
type argument of
read.met() for more on this
shift in the Environment Canada data format.
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