TITLE: NAWS China Lake Hourly HANDAR Weather Station Data [NAWS China Lake] CONTACTS: Steve Williams NCAR/EOL P.O. Box 3000 Boulder, CO 80307-3000 phone: 303-497-8164 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 1.0 DATA SET OVERVIEW This data set contains hourly resolution surface meteorological data from the Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS) China Lake network of 12 HANDAR weather stations. These data were provided by NAWS China Lake for the T-REX period (March and April 2006). Each file gzipped file contains two months of data for a station. The data are in excel format. 2.0 INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION 2.1 Instrumentation information No information at this time. 2.2 Station Locations The station locations are from the NAWS China Lake. NAME: bkr LONG NAME: Baker Tower LATITUDE: 35.77333 LONGITUDE: -117.77722 ELEVATION: 2246 ft NAME: J75 LATITUDE: 35.87722 LONGITUDE: -117.73639 ELEVATION: 2837 ft NAME: JR LONG NAME: Junction Ranch LATITUDE: 36.04722 LONGITUDE: -117.50472 ELEVATION: 5658 ft NAME: coso LONG NAME: Coso Hot Springs LATITUDE: 36.05278 LONGITUDE: -117.75278 ELEVATION: 3633 ft location for coso is an estimate provided by NAWS China Lake NAME: laurel LONG NAME: Laurel Mountain LATITUDE: 35.48000 LONGITUDE: -117.68389 ELEVATION: 4475 ft NAME: parrot LONG NAME: Parrot Peak LATITUDE: 36.08298 LONGITUDE: -117.48169 ELEVATION: 8378 ft NAME: rbw LONG NAME: Randsburg Wash LATITUDE: 35.51056 LONGITUDE: -117.27222 ELEVATION: 2396 ft NAME: snort LATITUDE: 35.67111 LONGITUDE: -117.73833 ELEVATION: 2323 ft NAME: snortmuz LONG NAME: Snort Muzzle LATITUDE: 35.69417 LONGITUDE: -117.74222 ELEVATION: 2207 ft NAME: Superior LATITUDE: 35.31500 LONGITUDE: -117.11917 ELEVATION: 3148 ft NAME: t8 LONG NAME: Tower 8 LATITUDE: 35.75889 LONGITUDE: -117.68333 ELEVATION: 2184 ft NAME: wsl LATITUDE: 35.75333 LONGITUDE: -117.57278 ELEVATION: 2210 ft 3.0 DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING NCAR/EOL conducted no processing or quality control on these data. 4.0 DATA FORMAT AND FILE NAMING 4.1 File Naming conventions Files have names like: J75.xls where: J75 is the station name (see Station Location section) 4.2 Data Format These data are in excel format. The parameters are as follows: H_DATE = date TIME = time in PST AWDDIR = average wind direction AWDSPD = average wind speed in kts XWDDIR = peak wind direction XWDSPD = peak wind speed in kts AVGTMP = average temp in F MAXTMP = max temp MINTMP = min temp AVGRH = average RH % MAXRH = Max RH MINRH = Min RH AVGPRE = average station pressure in mb MAXPRE = max station pressure MINPRE = min station pressure RAIN = rain in inches SOLAR = solar radiation in langleys/min 5.0 DATA REMARKS 6.0 REFERENCES None.