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These data are from an article in the journal Geography that illustrates precipitation modeling.




A data.frame with 30 rows, each a weather station in California

  • station: the name of the station

  • precip average annual precipitation in inches

  • altitude in feet

  • latitude the station's north-south location (degrees North)

  • distance: distance in miles from the coast

  • orientation: related to the rain shadow effect of the mountains. "W" means westward facing (toward the prevailing winds). "L" mean "leeward," that is, facing away from the prevailing winds.


P. J. Taylor (1980) "A Pedagogic Application of Multiple Regression Analysis: Precipitation in California" Geography 65 (3) 203-212