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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of OAKLAND_FOOTHILLS.A (CIMIS #149, Oakland Foothills)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

EBMUD

Location

Mills College
County: Alameda    Nearest City: Oakland
Latitude: 37 deg 47 min N    Longitude: 122 deg 11 min W    Elevation: 145 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 ( or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated turf, Soil type: Clay Loam (though not consistent)

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: May 14, 1999  /  August 12, 2013
Reporting interval: Daily
Stored variables:
Air Temperature, max/min: Daily max/min measured at 1.5 m (4.92 ft).
Precipitation: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
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).
Variables with computed averages: precip, air temp, soil temp, solar

Comments

Non ETo station. Station is located in the Southwest corner of campus, near buildings and trees. Solar radiation may be affected. Rain guage shouldn't be bothered by sprinkler irrigation. However, station is not fenced, beware of being bumped.


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: 25 March 1999
Backup Station #1 / #2 UNION_CITY.A   /  MORAGA.A
Averages Station Backup: RICHMOND.C

97% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 25 March 1999
Status: ACTIVE
Backup Station #1 / #2 UNION_CITY.A   /  MORAGA.A
Averages Station Backup: RICHMOND.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

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: 25 March 1999

99% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

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: 25 March 1999
Status: ACTIVE

98% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

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: 25 March 1999
Status: ACTIVE
Backup Station #1 / #2 UNION_CITY.A   /  MORAGA.A
Averages Station Backup: SANJOSE.A

94% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

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: 25 March 1999
Status: ACTIVE

100% of possible values are stored for the period 05/14/1999 to 08/12/2013.

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