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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of LINDCOVE.T (Touchtone #17, Lindcove)

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UC LINDCOVE FIELD STATION

Location

About 20 miles east of Visalia off of Hwy 198.
County: Tulare    Nearest City: Lindcove
Latitude: 36 deg 22 min N    Longitude: 119 deg 1 min W    Elevation: 465 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare soil, Soil type: SJ Sandy Loam

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: August 1, 1981  /  August 13, 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 at the edge of a citrus tree orchard.


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 LINDCOVE.A   /  LINDSAY.C
Averages Station Backup: LINDSAY.C

100% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/13/1989.

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 08/13/1989.

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

83% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/13/1989.

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

80% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/13/1989.

Soil Temperature, max/min
Variable or Sensor: Daily max/min measured at 6 inch depth.
Height of Sensor: 6 inch depth

79% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/13/1989.

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

16% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 11/30/1982.

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

100% of possible values are stored for the period 08/01/1981 to 08/13/1989.

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