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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of DAVIS.C (NCDC #2294, Davis)

Observer

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - DEPARTMENT OF LAND, AIR, AND WATER RESOURCES

Location

On the west side of Hwy 113 on the UC Davis experimental farm.
County: Yolo    Nearest City: Davis
Latitude: 38 deg 32 min N    Longitude: 121 deg 46 min W    Elevation: 60 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: Yolo Silty Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: June 5, 1908  /  about six months ago
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Air Temperature at observation time:
Pan Evaporation: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 4 inch depth.
Solar Radiation: Daily global radiation measured by Eppley pyranometer.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp, evap, soil temp


Details about reported variables

Air Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Height of Sensor: 5 feet
Backup Station #1 / #2 DAVIS.T   /  DAVIS.A
Averages Station Backup: DAVIS.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/05/1908 to 12/31/2010.

Air Temperature at observation time
Variable or Sensor: Air Temperature at observation time

53% of possible values are stored for the period 01/29/1963 to 12/31/2010.

Pan Evaporation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured 7 days per week.
Backup Station #1 DAVIS.T
Averages Station Backup: DAVIS.C

84% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1951 to 12/31/2010.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 / #2 DAVIS.T   /  DAVIS.A
Averages Station Backup: DAVIS.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 06/05/1908 to 12/31/2010.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 4 inch depth.
Height of Sensor: 4 inch depth
Backup Station #1 DAVIS.T
Averages Station Backup: DAVIS.C

49% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/1957 to 11/30/2000.

Solar Radiation
Variable or Sensor: Daily global radiation measured by Eppley pyranometer.
Backup Station #1 / #2 DAVIS.A   /  ZAMORA.A
Averages Station Backup: DAVIS.A

41% of possible values are stored for the period 09/03/1951 to 12/31/1986.

Weather Type
Variable or Sensor: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.

7% of possible values are stored for the period 01/03/1951 to 12/31/1989.

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