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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of THERMAL.A (CIMIS #50, Thermal)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

DWR - SOUTHERN DISTRICT

Location

County: Riverside    Nearest City: Thermal
Latitude: 33 deg 39 min N    Longitude: 116 deg 15 min W    Elevation: -30 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: December 1, 1982  /  January 11, 1999
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: air temp, soil temp, solar

Comments

Located on a turf farm. Previous station name and location: CIMIS station #24, Thermal (11/22/82-3/3/86) located to the south of a deciduous orchard.


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 LA_QUINTA.A   /  THERMAL.C
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/01/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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

71% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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 12/01/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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 LA_QUINTA.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

97% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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 LA_QUINTA.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/1982 to 01/10/1999.

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