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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of VALLEY_OF_THE_MOON.A (CIMIS #164, Valley of the Moon)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Valley of the Moon Water District

Location

Near Arnold Drive and Boyes Blvd
County: Sonoma    Nearest City: Sonoma/Boyes Hot Springs
Latitude: 38 deg 19 min N    Longitude: 122 deg 30 min W    Elevation: 155 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific CR 10 or CR 10X
Ground cover: Irrigated Turf, Soil type: Clay

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: May 3, 2000  /  December 18, 2001
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 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: none

Comments

Station is located on the grounds of the Sonoma Mission Inn Golf & Country Club. Station is standard save for the rain gauge which is set at 6 feet to attempt to avoid sprinkler irrigation registering as precip.


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 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 PETALUMA_EAST.A   /  NAPA.A
Averages Station Backup: SONOMA.C

88% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/02/2001.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 01 April 2000
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/12/2001.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1.8 m (6 ft)
When Installed: 01 April 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 PETALUMA_EAST.A   /  NAPA.A
Averages Station Backup: SONOMA.C

76% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/02/2001.

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 2000
Status: Active

93% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/12/2001.

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 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 PETALUMA_EAST.A   /  NAPA.A
Averages Station Backup: OAKVILLE.A

91% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/02/2001.

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 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 PETALUMA_EAST.A   /  NAPA.A
Averages Station Backup: OAKVILLE.A

93% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/02/2001.

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 2000
Status: Active

94% of possible values are stored for the period 05/03/2000 to 11/02/2001.

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