Create a Multi-Station Report
This tutorial describes how to create custom reports for multiple stations in Report Generator. The example will use several SNOTEL (Snow Telemetry) stations in the state of Oregon to compare standard elements and generate two reports: a multi-station report grouped by element and a multi-station report grouped by month.
Briefly, there are 5 steps to create a custom, multi-station report:
Step 1: Select stations
- Three Creeks Meadow (815)
- Roaring River (719)
- Santiam Junction (733)
When finished, there should be five stations in the Selected Stations list.
Step 2: Select columns
The next step is to determine the data columns which will be part of the multi-station report. For this tutorial, we will add a metadata column to display the Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC) for the multiple stations.
Step 3: Determine column order
In this step we will remove data columns for snow depth and for the three air temperature elements (minimum, maximum, average).
Step 4: Determine report layout
For this example, the report will be generated with a frequency of Water Year, a time period of the Last 3 Water Years and Standard (non-grouped) layout.
Frequency = Water year
Time Period = Last 3 Water Years
Layout = Standard - No Grouping
Units = English
Step 5: Generate the report
Now that the stations have been identified, the data types and their order defined, and the look and feel of the final report determined, it's time to generate the report and analyze the results.
Note that Snow Water Equivalent and Precipitation Accumulation data are displayed for the last three water years for the five selected stations. Note, too, that Report Generator automatically added the Site ID and Site Name into the report.
Tip: To save the results of the report, select the Export icon (). Use the Layout, Units, and Time Period menus to change the output of the report.
The final step in this tutorial is to create a multi-station report grouped by month:
Frequency = Monthly
Time Period = Current Calendar Year and All Months
Layout = Group Elements by Month
Units = English
Note that snow water equivalent and precipitation accumulation data are displayed for the last calendar year by month for the five selected stations.
This completes the Create a Multi-Station Report tutorial.