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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of SHAFTER.A (CIMIS #5, Shafter/USDA)

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CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - DWR SAN JOAQUIN DISTRICT

Location

North of Shafter at the U.C. SHAFTER FIELD STATION.
County: Kern    Nearest City: Shafter
Latitude: 35 deg 32 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 17 min W    Elevation: 360 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 1, 1982  /  June 12, 2012
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

Located on a flood irrigated pasture between row crops and distant almond orchards.


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 FAMOSO.A   /  WASCO.C
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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

97% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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)

100% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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
Backup Station #1 FAMOSO.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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)
Backup Station #1 FAMOSO.A
Averages Station Backup: SHAFTER.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 06/03/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 06/01/1982 to 12/16/2014.

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