readNWISpCode: USGS Parameter Data Retrieval

Description Usage Arguments Value See Also Examples

View source: R/readNWISpCode.r

Description

Imports data from NWIS about meaured parameter based on user-supplied parameter code or codes. This function gets the data from here: https://nwis.waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/pmcodes

Usage

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readNWISpCode(parameterCd)

Arguments

parameterCd

character of USGS parameter codes (or multiple parameter codes). These are 5 digit number codes, more information can be found here: https://help.waterdata.usgs.gov/. To get a complete list of all current parameter codes in the USGS, use "all" as the input.

Value

parameterData data frame with the following information:

Name Type Description
parameter_cd character 5-digit USGS parameter code
parameter_group_nm character USGS parameter group name
parameter_nm character USGS parameter name
casrn character Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number
srsname character Substance Registry Services Name
parameter_units character Parameter units

See Also

importRDB1

Examples

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paramINFO <- readNWISpCode(c('01075','00060','00931'))
paramINFO <- readNWISpCode(c('01075','00060','00931', NA))

dataRetrieval documentation built on Sept. 14, 2021, 5:16 p.m.