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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Owens_Lake_South.A (CIMIS #189, Owens Lake South)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

LA DWP

Location

Southern Owens Lake, approx. 6 miles Northeast of Cartago
County: Inyo    Nearest City: Cartago
Latitude: 36 deg 21 min N    Longitude: 117 deg 57 min W    Elevation: 3682 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare dirt/Salt grass, Soil type: Sandy

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: April 1, 2003  /  on-going
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Precipitation: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Relative Humidity, max/min: Daily max/min 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).

Comments

This is not an ETo site. Station is located in Owens Lake, on the dry lake bed. Station is being used by LA DWP to monitor the replenishment of the lake.


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)
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Owens_Lake_North.A   /  BISHOP.A
Averages Station Backup: HAIWEE.C

90% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2003 to 10/14/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Owens_Lake_North.A   /  BISHOP.A
Averages Station Backup: HAIWEE.C

100% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/2003 to 10/14/2014.

Relative Humidity, 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)
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active

97% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2003 to 10/14/2014.

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
Sensor Setup: under water
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active

94% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2003 to 10/14/2014.

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)
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 Owens_Lake_North.A
Averages Station Backup: BISHOP.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2003 to 10/14/2014.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 01 April 2003
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 04/01/2003 to 10/14/2014.

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