Skip to Content
Report an accessibility problem

Arizona Meterological Network (azmet) location of weather stations

Publication date: 2005


  • Arizona Meteorological Network


The Arizona Meteorological Network (AZMET) provides meteorological data and weather-based information to agricultural and horticultural interests operating in southern and central Arizona. Meteorological data is collected from a network of automated weather stations located in both rural and urban production settings. Meteorological data collected by AZMET include temperature (air and soil), humidity, solar radiation, wind (speed and direction), and precipitation. AZMET also provides a variety of computed variables, including heat units (degree-days), chill hours, and reference crop evapotranspiration (ETo). AZMET data are summarized in a variety of formats, including several ready-to-use summaries that use English units, and comma-delimited ASCII text files that can be imported into most database and spreadsheet programs. Special reports generated by AZMET include the Phoenix Area Turf Water Use Report and Weekly Cotton Advisories (generated Mondays from February through August). AZMET began operating on Jan 1 1987; we have no data prior to this date.


Temporal Coverage:

1986-01-01 to 2005-03-06

Geographic Coverage:

Geographic Description: Central Arizona
Bounding Coordinates:
Longitude:-114.803466 to -109.643889
Latitude:35.020785 to 27.327339


Information Manager, 
Global Institute of Sustainability,Arizona State University,POB 875402,TEMPE

Data Files (1) :

Spatial Vector: azmetSites

Horizontal Coordinate System:WGS_1984_UTM_Zone_12N
Geometry Type: Point

Column Description Type Units
FID Internal feature number.
Shape Feature geometry.
station_id station id as used in database
station station name
lat latitude
double degree
long longitude
double degree
elevationm elevation in meters
integer meter
topomap the usgs topo map on which this station is located
installed installed
Date Format: MM/DD/YYYY

Download EML Metadata for this data package