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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of LA_QUINTA.A (CIMIS #176, La Quinta)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

Coachella Valley Water District

Location

La Quinta Country Club
County: Riverside    Nearest City: La Quinta
Latitude: 33 deg 41 min N    Longitude: 116 deg 18 min W    Elevation: 42 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: December 2, 2000  /  September 25, 2006
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
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, average: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).

Comments

Precip datatype to be inactive until the observer digs a trench to enable the locating of a rain gauge for enough away to prevent it from being hit by irrigation sprinklers.


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: 10 November 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 INDIO.A   /  OASIS.A
Averages Station Backup: INDIO.C

97% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.
When Installed: 10 November 2000
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

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: 10 November 2000
Status: Active

99% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

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: 10 November 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 INDIO.A   /  OASIS.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

99% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

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: 10 November 2000
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 INDIO.A   /  OASIS.A
Averages Station Backup: THERMAL.A

95% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

Wind Speed/Direction, average
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)
When Installed: 10 November 2000
Status: Active

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/02/2000 to 09/25/2006.

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