SRRL Quality Assessment Tests



60-MIN QA Tests
July 1981 ~ March 1985
InstrumentTest
Global, Diffuse,
and Direct Normal
SERI_QC
All other instrumentsSee NREL Technical Report TP-463-5217


5-MIN QA Tests
April 1985 ~ December 1996
(where applicable)
InstrumentTest
Global, Diffuse (SB corrected),
and Direct Normal
QC_TND
Temp Roof-20o <= Temp <= 60o C
Relative Humidity1% <= RH <= 100%
Wind Speed0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Wind Direction0 <= WD <= 360o
Station Pressure600 <= Press <= 1000 mBar
Global 40S/2Ax/1Ax/Refl,
Global 90 N/E/S/W,
Global/Direct RG780
IF Sun is UP: 0 <= Radiometer <= 1.1 * Solar Const
IF Sun is DN: 0 <= Radiometer <= 10 W/m2
Total UV Horiz(Above test) AND TUVH <= 0.6*GH
500nm PhotometerIF Sun is UP: 0 <= Photometer <= 5000 Counts
IF Sun is DN: 0 <= Photometer <= 10 Counts


5-MIN QA Tests
January 1997 ~ December 1998
InstrumentTest
Global, Diffuse (SB corrected),
and Direct Normal
SERI_QC *
Temp Roof/Tower-40o <= Temp <= 60o C
Relative Humidity1% <= RH <= 100%
Avg/Pk Wind Speed0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Wind Direction0 <= WD <= 360o
Station Pressure600 <= Press <= 1000 mBar
Global 40-South-15 <= G40 <= 1100 W/m2
Global Normal-15 <= GN <= 1400 W/m2
Global Horiz RG780-15 <= GH780 <= 660 W/m2
Direct Normal RG780-15 <= DN780 <= 840 W/m2
Total UV Horiz-10 <= TUVH/GH <= 0.6
Direct Normal UV-10 <= UVD/TUVH <= 1
Reflected Global-10 <= REFG/GH <= 1
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


1-MIN QA Tests
January 1999 ~ July 2000
InstrumentTest
Global, Diffuse (SB corrected),
and Direct Normal
SERI_QC *
Temp Roof/Tower/8-48-40o <= Temp <= 60o C
Relative Humidity1% <= RH <= 100%
Avg/Pk Wind Speed0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Wind Direction0 <= WD <= 360o
Station Pressure700 <= Press <= 900 mBar
Global 40-South-15 <= G40 <= 1100 W/m2
Global Normal-15 <= GN <= 1400 W/m2
Global Horiz RG780-15 <= GH780 <= 660 W/m2
Direct Normal RG780-15 <= DN780 <= 840 W/m2
Global Horiz UV-10 <= UVG/GH <= 0.6
Direct Normal UV-10 <= UVD/DN <= 0.6
Reflected Global-10 <= REFG/GH <= 1
Upwelling IR200 <= UWIR <= 650 W/m2
Downwelling IR100 <= DWIR <= 400 W/m2
Global LI-200, Diffuse 8-48,
and Direct (Secondary)
SERI_QC
Diffuse SD-15 <= DSD <= 600 W/m2
Temp CR32X0o <= Temp <= 35o C
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


1-MIN QA Tests
August 2000 ~ October 2000
InstrumentTest
Global PSP, Direct NIP, and Diffuse PSPSERI_QC *
Air Temp-40o <= Temp <= 60oC
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


1-MIN QA Tests
November 2000 ~ July 2001
InstrumentTest
LI-200 #1, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
LI-200 #2, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent), NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSP (SB)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSPSERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSP (ThermCor)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse) *
UPWelling PIR, DNWelling PIRLongWave Test: CF1=NIP2, CF2=PSP (V/ZCor), CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
Temp Deck/Tower-40o <= Temp <= 60oC
RH Deck/Tower0.25% <= RH <= 105%
Station Pressure712 <= Press <= 912 mBar
Est. SeaLevel Pressure912 <= Press <= 1112 mBar
Avg Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Gust Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 80 m/s
Wind Direction (all)0 <= WD <= 360o
Precipitation0 <= RAIN <= 20 mm
Photometer 368nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.0 W/m2
Photometer 500nm (both) 0 <= PHT <= 1.7 W/m2
Photometer 675nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.4 W/m2
Photometer 778nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.1 W/m2
Tubidity/AOD (all) 0.005 <= AOD <= 2
UVE-Index0 <= UVE <= 12
UVE-MEDs0 <= UVE <= 5 MED/hr
Albedo (Eppley) 0 <= Albedo <= 1.05
Net Atmos. IR (Eppley)-500 <= Net_IR <= 250 W/m2
Net Radiation (Eppley)-500 <= Net_RAD <= 1617 W/m2
Global RG780 0.05 <= PSP_RG780/PSP_Vent <= 0.6
Direct RG780 0.05 <= NIP_RG780/NIP_#2 <= 0.9
Global Normal 0.1 <= CM21/PSP_40S <= 50
Global 40-South (both) 0.8 <= LI200_40S/PSP_40S <= 1.2 (and visa-versa)
UPWelling PSP 0.01 <= PSP_UW/PSP_Vent <= 1.05
Global TUVR, CUVA1 0.8 <= TUVR/CUVA1 <= 1.2 (and visa-versa)
Global CUVB1 0.8 <= CUVB1/MS210W <= 1.2
Global MS210W 0.8 <= MS210W/UVB1 <= 1.2
Global UVB-1 0.8 <= UVB1/501A <= 1.2
Global 501A 0.8 <= 501A/CUVB1 <= 1.2
Direct TUVR, CUVA2 0.2 <= TUVR/CUVA2 <= 1.8 (and visa-versa)
Direct CUVB2 0.001 <= CUVB2/CUVA2 <= 0.04
These instruments were tested only during daylight hours, nightime values were flagged as untested ("00").
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


1-MIN QA Tests
August 2001 ~ December 2005
InstrumentTest
LI-200 #1, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
LI-200 #2, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
SP-Lite, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM3, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM6b, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse) [added 6/2005]
TSP-1, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
TSP-700, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse) [added 1/2004]
PSP, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent), NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), LI-201, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSP (SB)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, CM22SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSPSERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, PSP (ThermCor)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/ZenCor), NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse) *
UPWelling PIR, DNWelling CG4LongWave Test: CF1=NIP2, CF2=PSP (V/ZCor), CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
UPWelling PIR, DNWelling PIRLongWave Test: CF1=NIP2, CF2=PSP (V/ZCor), CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
UPWelling CG3, DNWelling CG3LongWave Test: CF1=NIP2, CF2=PSP (V/ZCor), CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
Dry Bulb Temp Deck/Tower-40o <= Temp <= 60oC
Temp WindChill/DewPoint/WetBulb -60o <= Temp <= 60oC
RH Deck/Tower0.25% <= RH <= 105%
Cloud Cover Total/Opaque 0 <= Cover <= 100% (added 8/2004)
Station Pressure712 <= Press <= 912 mBar
Est. SeaLevel Pressure912 <= Press <= 1112 mBar
Avg Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Gust Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 80 m/s
Wind Direction (all)0 <= WD <= 360o
Precipitation0 <= RAIN <= 20 mm
Wind Shear-2 <= SHEAR <= 4 1/s
Photometer 368nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.0 W/m2
Photometer 500nm (both) 0 <= PHT <= 1.7 W/m2
Photometer 675nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.4 W/m2
Photometer 778nm 0 <= PHT <= 1.1 W/m2
Tubidity/AOD (all) 0.005 <= AOD <= 2
UVE-Index0 <= UVE <= 12
UVE-MEDs0 <= UVE <= 5 MED/hr
Global RG780 0.05 <= PSP_RG780/PSP_Vent <= 0.6
Direct RG780 0.05 <= NIP_RG780/NIP_#2 <= 0.9
Global LI-190 1.1 <= LI190/LI200_#2 <= 5 (before 1/2004)
0.98 <= Glo_LI190/UW_LI190 <= 50 (1/2004 & after)
Global Normal 0.1 <= CM21/PSP_40S <= 50
Global 40-South (both) 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.2 (and visa-versa)
Global 90-North (both) 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.2 (and visa-versa) [added 1/2004]
Global 90-East (both) 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.2 (and visa-versa) [added 1/2004]
Global 90-South (both) 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.2 (and visa-versa) [added 1/2004]
Global 90-West (both) 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.2 (and visa-versa) [added 1/2004]
UPWelling PSP 0.01 <= PSP_UW/PSP_Vent <= 1.05 (before 7/2002)
UPWelling ShortWave Test (7/2002 & after)
UPWelling CM3 0.01 <= CM3_UW/CM3 <= 1.05 (before 7/2002)
UPWelling ShortWave Test (7/2002 & after)
UPWelling LI-200UPWelling ShortWave Test (added 1/2004)
UPWelling LI-190 0.02 <= UW_LI190/Glo_LI190 <= 1.08 (added 1/2004)
Albedo CNR1, PSP 0.5 <= CNR1/PSP <= 1.5 (and visa-versa)
Albedo LI-200 0.5 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.5 (added 1/2004)
Albedo LI-190 0.1 <= LI190/LI200 <= 1.5 (added 1/2004)
Net Atmos. IR (both)0.6 <= CNR1/Eppley <= 1.4 (and visa-versa)
Net Radiation (both)0.4 <= CNR1/Eppley <= 1.6 (and visa-versa)
Global TUVR 0.8 <= TUVR/UVSAT <= 1.2
Global UV-S-A-T, CUVA1 0.8 <= UVSAT/CUVA1 <= 1.2 (and visa-versa)
Global UV-S-B-T 0.8 <= UVSBT/CUVB1 <= 1.2 (before 10/2002)
0.7 <= UVSBT/UVB1 <= 1.3 (10/2002 & after)
Global 501A 0.8 <= 501A/UVSBT <= 1.2 (before 10/2002)
0.7 <= 501A/UVSBT <= 1.3 (10/2002 & after)
Global UVB-1 0.8 <= UVB1/501A <= 1.2 (before 10/2002)
0.7 <= UVB1/501A <= 1.3 (10/2002 & after)
Global MS210W 0.8 <= MS210W/UVB1 <= 1.2 (before 10/2002)
0.7 <= MS210W/UVB1 <= 1.3 (10/2002 & after)
Global CUVB1 0.8 <= CUVB1/MS210W <= 1.2 (before 10/2002)
0.5 <= CUVB1/MS210W <= 1.3 (10/2002 & after)
Direct TUVR, CUVA2 0.2 <= TUVR/CUVA2 <= 1.8 (and visa-versa)
Direct CUVB2 0.001 <= CUVB2/CUVA2 <= 0.04
Diffuse UVB-1 0.1 <= Dif_UVB1/Glo_UVB1 <= 1.2
These instruments were tested only during daylight hours, nightime values were flagged as untested ("00").
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


1-MIN QA Tests
January 2006 ~ Present
InstrumentTest
LI-200, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PYR-P, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
SP-Lite, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM3, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM6b, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
TSP-1, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
TSP-700, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Corr.), CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent), CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
PSP (Vent/Corr.), CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
SPN1, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, LI-201, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, NIP #1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, NIP #2, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, Dif PSP (SB)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, Dif CM22SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, Dif PSPSERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, Dif PSP (ThermCor)SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, Dif SPN1SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse)
CM22, CH1, 8-48SERI_QC (Global, Direct, Diffuse) *
UPWelling PIR, DNWelling CG4LongWave Test: CF1=CH1, CF2=CM22, CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
UPWelling PIR, DNWelling PIRLongWave Test: CF1=CH1, CF2=CM22, CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
UPWelling CG3, DNWelling CG3LongWave Test: CF1=CH1, CF2=CM22, CF3=8-48
    F1=200, F2=700, F3=150, F4=450
Dry Bulb Temperature (all)-40o <= Temp <= 60oC
Temp WindChill/DewPoint/WetBulb -60o <= Temp <= 60oC
Relative Humidity (all)0.25% <= RH <= 105%
Cloud Cover Total/Opaque 0 <= Cover <= 100%
Station Pressure712 <= Press <= 912 mBar
Est. SeaLevel Pressure912 <= Press <= 1112 mBar
Avg Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 60 m/s
Gust Wind Speed (all)0 <= WS <= 80 m/s
Wind Direction (all)0 <= WD <= 360o
Precipitation0 <= RAIN <= 20 mm
Snow Depth-2 <= SNOW <= 152 cm
Atmos. Electric Field Monitor-19.8 <= EFM <= 19.8 kV/m (added 10/2010)
Wind Shear-2 <= SHEAR <= 4 1/s
Tubidity/AOD (all) 0.001 <= AOD <= 5
PWV 0 <= PWV <= 5 (added 7/2008)
UVE-Index-0.12 <= UVE <= 12
UVE-MEDs-0.05 <= UVE <= 5 MED/hr
SE-POA Angle-60o <= Angle <= 60o (added 11/2011)
Global RG780 0.02 <= PSP_RG780/PSP_Vent <= 0.65
Direct RG780 0.02 <= NIP_RG780/NIP_#1 <= 0.9
Global LI-190 0.98 <= Glo_LI190/UW_LI190 <= 50
Direct LI-190 0.05 <= Dir_LI190/Dir_LI201 <= 1000 (added 6/2012)
Global LI-210 0.01 <= Glo_LI210/Glo_LI200 <= 0.5
Global Normal 0.1 <= CM21/PSP_40S <= 50
Global 40-South PSP 0.6 <= PSP/LI200 <= 1.2
Global 40-South LI-200 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.4
Global 90-North PSP 0.5 <= PSP/LI200 <= 1.2
Global 90-North LI-200 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.5
Global 90-East PSP 0.5 <= PSP/LI200 <= 1.2
Global 90-East LI-200 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.5
Global 90-South PSP 0.5 <= PSP/LI200 <= 1.2
Global 90-South LI-200 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.5
Global 90-West PSP 0.5 <= PSP/LI200 <= 1.2
Global 90-West LI-200 0.8 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.5
Global SE-POA LI-200 0.8 <= SEPOA/Glo_LI200 <= 4 (added 11/2011)
Zebra PSP 0.02 <= Zebra/Glo_PSP <= 1.2 (added 7/2008)
UPWelling PSPUPWelling ShortWave Test
UPWelling CM3UPWelling ShortWave Test
UPWelling LI-200UPWelling ShortWave Test
UPWelling LI-190 0.02 <= UW_LI190/Glo_LI190 <= 1.08
Albedo CNR1, PSP 0.3 <= CNR1/PSP <= 1.7 (and visa-versa)
Albedo LI-200 0.3 <= LI200/PSP <= 1.7
Albedo LI-190 0.1 <= LI190/LI200 <= 1.5
Net Atmos. IR (both)0.5 <= CNR1/Eppley <= 1.5 (and visa-versa)
Net Radiation (both)0.2 <= CNR1/Eppley <= 1.8 (and visa-versa)
Global TUVR 0.7 <= TUVR/UVSAT <= 1.3
Global CUV4 0.7 <= CUV4/UVSAT <= 1.3 (added 7/2008)
Global UV-S-A-T, CUVA1 0.7 <= UVSAT/CUVA1 <= 1.3 (and visa-versa)
Global UV-S-B-T 0.6 <= UVSBT/UVB1 <= 1.4
Global 501A 0.6 <= 501A/UVSBT <= 1.4
Global UVB-1 0.6 <= UVB1/501A <= 1.4
Global MS210W 0.6 <= MS210W/UVB1 <= 1.4
Global CUVB1 0.4 <= CUVB1/MS210W <= 1.4
Direct TUVR, CUVA2 0.1 <= TUVR/CUVA2 <= 1.9 (and visa-versa)
Direct CUVB2 0.0005 <= CUVB2/CUVA2 <= 0.05
Diffuse UVB-1 0.1 <= Dif_UVB1/Glo_UVB1 <= 1.2
These instruments were tested only during daylight hours, nightime values were flagged as untested ("00").
* These 3 SERI_QC tested instruments are used for the
Cylinder and QCFit plots.


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