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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Santa_Maria_II.A (CIMIS #232, Santa Maria II)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

City of Santa Maria

Location

Near A Street and Fairway Drive
County: Santa Barbara    Nearest City: Santa Maria
Latitude: 34 deg 55 min N    Longitude: 120 deg 28 min W    Elevation: 270 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR1000
Ground cover: Irrigated grass, Soil type: Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: April 2, 2011  /  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).

Comments

Station is located on a golf course near the Santa Maria Municipal Airport. Station is located with a fenced area protecting a city well pumping area. Rain gauge is mounted 9 feet high to prevent low-sprinkler irrigation gathering in the bucket.


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 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Nipomo.A   /  SISQUOC.A
Averages Station Backup: STAMARIA.C

92% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 9 feet
When Installed: 01 April 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Nipomo.A   /  SISQUOC.A
Averages Station Backup: STAMARIA.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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)
When Installed: 01 April 2011
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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
When Installed: 01 April 2011
Status: Active
Averages Station Backup: STAMARIA.A

88% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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 2011
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Nipomo.A   /  SISQUOC.A
Averages Station Backup: STAMARIA.A

97% of possible values are stored for the period 04/02/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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 2011
Status: Active

97% of possible values are stored for the period 04/29/2011 to 10/23/2014.

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