TITLE: CIMIS Weather Station Data [CIMIS] 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 California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. CIMIS is a program in the Office of Water Use Efficiency (OWUE) in the California Department of Water Resources. The network includes over 120 weather stations in the state of California. The data are in comma-delimite ASCII. 2.0 INSTRUMENT DESCRIPTION 2.1 Instrumentation information Information on the instrumentation is available at the CIMIS web site: http://www.cimis.water.ca.gov/ Sensor Specifications: http://wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/infoStnSensorSpec.jsp A version of this web site (without images and proper formatting is included in your order: infoStnSensorSpec.jsp.htm Parameter information: http://wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/dataInfoType.jsp A version of this web site (without images and proper formatting is included in your order: dataInfoType.jsp.htm 2.2 Station Locations The station locations are included in the file CIMIS_STATIONS_0905.xls included with your order. 3.0 DATA COLLECTION AND PROCESSING NCAR/EOL conducted no processing or quality control on these data. Information on CIMIS processing and quality control is available at their web site. 4.0 DATA FORMAT AND FILE NAMING 4.1 File Naming conventions Files have names like: bishop.csv where: bishop is the region covered There is one file for each region (containing all stations in that region). Each file covers the entire T-REX period, except for the San Joaquin Valley region which is broken into two files one for each month. 4.2 Data Format These data are comma-delimited ASCII. The parameters are as follows: Stn Id Station Region Date Hour Jul qc Sol Rad (W.sq.m) qc Net Rad (W.sq.m) qc Soil Temp (C), qc Air Temp (C) qc Vapor Pressure (kPa) qc Wind Speed (m/s) qc Wind Dir (0-360) qc Precip (mm) qc Wind Gust (m/s) qc ETo (mm) qc Rel Hum (%) qc Dew Point (C) Information on the qc flags is available here: http://wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/dataQcCurrentHourly.jsp or in the same file included with your order without the formatting and images: dataQcCurrentHourly.jsp.htm 5.0 DATA REMARKS 6.0 REFERENCES None.