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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of Owens_Lake_North.A (CIMIS #183, Owens Lake North)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

LA DWP

Location

Northern Owens Lake, approx. 3.5 miles southwest of Keeler.
County: Inyo    Nearest City: Keeler
Latitude: 36 deg 29 min N    Longitude: 117 deg 55 min W    Elevation: 3684 ft

Station and site characteristics

Ground cover: Bare/Mud/Water, Soil type: Sandy

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: December 31, 2002  /  on-going
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 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

This is not an ETo site. Station is located in Owens Lake, on the dry lake bed. Eventually, the station will be on top of approx. 6 inches of water. Station is being used by the LA DWP to monitor the replenishment of the lake.


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: 16 December 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 Owens_Lake_South.A   /  BISHOP.A
Averages Station Backup: HAIWEE.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/31/2002 to 12/18/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Height of Sensor: 1 m (39 in)
When Installed: 16 December 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 / #2 BISHOP.A   /  HAIWEE.C
Averages Station Backup: HAIWEE.C

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/31/2002 to 12/18/2014.

Relative Humidity, 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: 16 December 2002
Status: Active

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/31/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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
Sensor Setup: under water
When Installed: 16 December 2002
Status: Active

84% of possible values are stored for the period 01/01/2003 to 12/18/2014.

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: 16 December 2002
Status: Active
Backup Station #1 BISHOP.A
Averages Station Backup: BISHOP.A

97% of possible values are stored for the period 12/31/2002 to 12/18/2014.

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: 28 August 2002
Status: Active

98% of possible values are stored for the period 01/22/2003 to 12/18/2014.

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