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Description of ELCENTRO.T (Touchtone #15, El Centro)

Observer

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IMPERIAL VALLEY FIELD STATION - JO ANN TAYLOR

Location

0.25 miles northwest of the Imperial Valley Field Station office.
County: Imperial    Nearest City: El Centro
Latitude: 32 deg 40 min N    Longitude: 115 deg 30 min W    Elevation: -63 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: Clay Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 1, 1981  /  December 22, 1989
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Air Temperature at observation time:
Bulb Temperatures, wet/dry: Wet/dry bulb temperatures, at time of observation, measured at 5 feet.
Precipitation: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Soil Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 6 inch depth.
Wind Speed/Direction: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 80 inches.
Weather Type: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.
Variables with computed averages: none

Comments

Located between livestock pens on three sides.


Details about reported variables

Air Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 5 feet.
Height of Sensor: 5 feet
Backup Station #1 / #2 ELCENTRO.A   /  ELCENTRO.C
Averages Station Backup: ELCENTRO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Air Temperature at observation time
Variable or Sensor: Air Temperature at observation time

97% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Bulb Temperatures, wet/dry
Variable or Sensor: Wet/dry bulb temperatures, at time of observation, measured at 5 feet.
Height of Sensor: 5 feet

98% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in 8 inch diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 / #2 ELCENTRO.A   /  ELCENTRO.C
Averages Station Backup: ELCENTRO.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 6 inch depth.
Height of Sensor: 6 inch depth
Backup Station #1 ELCENTRO.A
Averages Station Backup: ELCENTRO.A

96% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Instantaneous reading, at observation time, measured at 80 inches.
Height of Sensor: 80 inches

98% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

Weather Type
Variable or Sensor: Observer's estimate of weather condition at observation time.

98% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 12/22/1989.

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