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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of INDIO.A (CIMIS #162, Indio)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Coachella Valley Water District

Location

North of I-10, East of Airport
County: Riverside    Nearest City: Indio
Latitude: 33 deg 45 min N    Longitude: 116 deg 15 min W    Elevation: 40 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific, CR10 (or CR10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated Turf, Soil type: Sandy

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: January 31, 2000  /  February 25, 2006
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.
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 large turf farm. Currently, the rain gauge is subject to impacts from sprinkler irrigation and will be left deactivated until after the current turf is harvested. As of 7/1/02, the rain gauge appears to remain inactive.


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: 24 December 1999
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  MECCA.A
Averages Station Backup: INDIO.C

99% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 24 December 1999
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

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: 24 December 1999
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

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: 24 December 1999
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  MECCA.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

93% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

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: 24 December 1999
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 OASIS.A   /  MECCA.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

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: 24 December 1999
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 01/31/2000 to 02/25/2006.

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