Create a Single Station Report
This tutorial describes how to create a custom report for a single station in Report Generator. The example will use a SNOTEL station (Site 526, Hogg Pass) to create a report which compares snow water equivalent (SWE) and snow depth data for the current year and the previous year.
Briefly, there are 5 steps to create a custom, single-station report:
Step 1: Select station
The Hogg Pass station is now the selected station for the custom report.
Step 2: Select columns
The next step is to determine the data columns which will be part of the single station report. For this tutorial, we will add columns to display the previous year's snow water equivalent (SWE) and snow depth data for the Hogg Pass station.
Step 3: Determine column order
The next step is to determine which columns will be included in the report and the order in which those columns will be displayed. For this example, we'll be removing the precipitation and air temperature data types (since they aren't germane to this report) and changing the order of the remaining columns.
air temperature maximum
air temperature minimum
air temperature average
The report will contain snow water equivalent data for the current year and the previous year, followed by snow depth data for the current year and the previous year for the Hogg Pass station (526).
Now that the data types and order of the columns are complete, it's time to determine the layout of the final report.
Step 4: Determine report layout
For this example, the initial report will be generated with a frequency of monthly and Standard (non-grouped) layout.
Frequency = Monthly
Time Period = Current Calendar Year and All Months
Layout = Standard - No Grouping
Units = English
Step 5: Generate the report
Now that the station has 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 snow depth data are displayed for the current and previous year for the Hogg Pass station (526).
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.
This completes the Create a Single Station Report tutorial. If you'd like to learn how to create a report with data from multiple stations, go to the next tutorial.
Proceed to Create a Multi-Station Report tutorial