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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of FRESNO.A (CIMIS #80, Fresno State)

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CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

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USDA - DWR SAN JOAQUIN DISTRICT

Location

On the California State University Fresno campus agricultural research area.
County: Fresno    Nearest City: Fresno
Latitude: 36 deg 49 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 45 min W    Elevation: 339 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 ( or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated grass

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: June 19, 1982  /  on-going
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Reference Evapotranspiration: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Relative Humidity, max/min: Daily max/min relative humidity measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at a 15 cm (6 in) depth.
Solar Radiation: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Wind Speed/Direction: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp, soil temp, solar

Comments

Previous station name and location: CIMIS station #1, Fresno/F.S.U. USDA (6/7/82-9/25/88) located 1 mile southeast of the current location.


Details about reported variables

Air Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Height of Sensor: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)
Backup Station #1 / #2 PARLIER.A   /  FRESNO.C
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.

100% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 / #2 PARLIER.A   /  FRESNO.C
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Relative Humidity, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min relative humidity measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Height of Sensor: 1.5 m (4.92 ft)

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at a 15 cm (6 in) depth.
Height of Sensor: 15 cm (6 in) depth
Backup Station #1 PARLIER.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

96% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Solar Radiation
Variable or Sensor: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
Backup Station #1 PARLIER.A
Averages Station Backup: FRESNO.A

97% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/19/1982 to 08/01/2015.

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