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California Weather Data: Station Description

Description of STMONICA.A (CIMIS #99, Santa Monica)

Network:

CIMIS — California Irrigation Management Information System

Observer

CITY OF SANTA MONICA - DWR SOUTHERN DISTRICT

Location

County: Los Angeles    Nearest City: Santa Monica
Latitude: 34 deg 3 min N    Longitude: 118 deg 29 min W    Elevation: 340 ft

Station and site characteristics

Manufacturer/model: Campbell Scientific Inc. CR-10 ( or CR-10X)
Ground cover: Irrigated grass

Available data

UC IPM database records begin/end: December 10, 1992  /  on-going
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.
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


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)
Backup Station #1 LONG_BEACH.A
Averages Station Backup: OXNARD.C

96% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

Reference Evapotranspiration
Variable or Sensor: Calculated from CIMIS hourly values.

100% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

Precipitation
Variable or Sensor: Daily total measured in a 20 cm (8 in) diameter gauge.
Backup Station #1 LONG_BEACH.A
Averages Station Backup: OXNARD.C

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

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)

97% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

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
Backup Station #1 LONG_BEACH.A
Averages Station Backup: SNTA_ANA.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

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)
Backup Station #1 LONG_BEACH.A
Averages Station Backup: SNTA_ANA.A

98% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

Wind Speed/Direction
Variable or Sensor: Daily average measured at 2 m (6.5 ft).
Height of Sensor: 2 m (6.5 ft)

99% of possible values are stored for the period 12/11/1992 to 07/10/2014.

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