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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of SALTON_SEA_NORTH.A (CIMIS #154, Salton Sea North)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

CIMIS Southern District

Location

Salton Sea State Recreation Area
County: Riverside    Nearest City: North Shore
Latitude: 33 deg 33 min N    Longitude: 115 deg 55 min W    Elevation: -200 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: On top of building, Soil type: Unknown

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: February 5, 1999  /  October 28, 2003
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Relative Humidity, max/min: Daily max/min relative humidity measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Solar Radiation: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 6 feet above surface.
Wind Speed/Direction: Daily average measured 6 feet from station's ground surface.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Station is similar to CIMIS Stations 127 & 128 (SALTNCTY.A and NILAND.A). Does not report soil temp, precip or ETo. Station is located on the roof of a recreational area for the Dept. of Parks and Recreation. Station temporarily offline from 10/29/2003 until approx. 3/2004.


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: 10/15/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 MECCA.A   /  SALTNCTY.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.C
Comment: Sensor is located 5 feet above station's surface, which is set on top of a building.

99% of possible values are stored for the period 02/05/1999 to 10/28/2003.

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)
When Installed: 15 October 1998
Status: Active
Comment: Sensor is located 5 feet above station's surface, which is set on top of a building.

62% of possible values are stored for the period 02/05/1999 to 02/23/2003.

Solar Radiation
Variable or Sensor: Daily global radiation measured by Licor pyranometer at 6 feet above surface.
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 10/15/98
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 MECCA.A   /  SALTNCTY.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A
Comment: Sensor is located 6 feet above station's surface, which is set on top of a building.

99% of possible values are stored for the period 02/05/1999 to 10/28/2003.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured 6 feet from station's ground surface.
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 10/15/98
Status: Active
Comment: Sensor is located 6 feet above station's surface, which is set on top of a building.

100% of possible values are stored for the period 02/05/1999 to 10/28/2003.

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