SRRL BMS Instrument Descriptions and Histories



Model Measurement
Notes (below)
Units Install
Date
Removal
Date
Current
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Current
CF
PSP Global Horizontal (Not Ventilated) W/m2 07/15/1981 - 25782F3 RS vs Z (2 degree)
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by an Eppley Laboratory, Inc. Model PSP (Precision Spectral Pyranometer) with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). As of June 7, 2006, an effective net infrared corrected responsivity function (based on zenith angle) is also applied to the corrected voltage (Vc). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * RSnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the ventilated downwelling PIR) and RSnet = instruments effective net infrared response (derived from NREL black body system). The current coefficients for this function are available from AIM database server. As of June 1, 2012, irradiances without effective net infrared correction and/or non-zenith angle corrected are no longer provided, instead, the raw mV signal is provided. As of December 17, 2013 at 13:57 the responsivity function is replaced with a spline fit to AM/PM averaged 2-degree responsivity data (computed in the CR3000).
NIP Direct Normal (unit 1) W/m2 07/15/1981 - 31137E6 118.21 W/m2/mV
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Direct (Beam) shortwave irradiance as measured by an Eppley Laboratory, Inc. Model NIP (Normal Incidence Pyrheliometer) mounted in an automatic sun-following tracker. Annual NIP calibrations traceable to WRR. The Sun-Follower III tracker is not as reliable as the Sci-Tec tracker, because the tracker must be manually reset if it loses power. As of 10/1/2008, the NIP (unit 1) was moved to a Sci-Tec Tracker #2.
PSP Diffuse (Shadow Band) W/m2 10/25/1984 04/11/2003 18041F3 147.21 W/m2/mV
04/11/2003 08/28/2003 31395F3 120.52 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 07/08/2004 18041F3 149.76 W/m2/mV
07/08/2004 06/02/2005 31395F3 121.80 W/m2/mV
06/02/2005 06/08/2006 18041F3 150.91 W/m2/mV
06/08/2006 06/28/2007 31395F3 122.60 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/24/2008 18041F3 150.55 W/m2/mV
06/24/2008 07/22/2009 31395F3 123.73 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 31399F3 132.83 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 31395F3 123.64 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 31399F3 132.54 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 06/20/2014 31395F3 123.17 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 31399F3 131.19 W/m2/mV
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Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by a PSP mounted under a manually-adjusted shadow band. As of Aug. 24, 2001 the data is adjusted for the presence of the shadow band (a 10% to 18% increase is needed, depending on solar declination for the day of data). As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling PIR) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response. As of June 13, 2012, the shadow band correction factor (SBCF) has been removed.
PSP Global 40-South W/m2 07/15/1981 06/30/1983 17798F3 -
04/08/1985 07/31/2000 25766F3 104.70 W/m2/mV
11/01/2000 04/10/2003 20715F3 96.91 W/m2/mV
04/10/2003 08/28/2003 31398F3 122.74 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 08/19/2004 20715F3 100.72 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 07/07/2005 20068F3 105.36 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 07/11/2006 31401F3 116.90 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 06/12/2007 30560F3 116.03 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 05/27/2008 31401F3 119.14 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 07/23/2009 25819F3 118.21 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 07/01/2010 30560F3 117.65 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 06/09/2011 25819F3 117.50 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 30560F3 118.55 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 25819F3 117.06 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 30560F3 117.62 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a south-facing surface tilted 40 degrees from horizontal. This is the solar resource for collectors with fixed-tilt,optimized for year-round performance.
PSP 2-Axis Global (Global Normal) W/m2 04/08/1985 07/31/2000 13674F3 103.52 W/m2/mV
PSP pyranometer mounted in automatic solar tracker. PSP is always normal to the sun (detector is perpendicular to direct irradiance).
PSP Global 1-Axis W/m2 04/08/1985 01/12/1999 - -
PSP Global 90-North W/m2 10/25/1984 03/13/1988 18039F3 -
06/14/2004 07/12/2004 30560F3 115.63 W/m2/mV
07/12/2004 06/01/2005 31401F3 117.61 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 07/11/2006 31394F3 122.08 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 07/05/2007 25819F3 117.68 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 06/25/2008 30560F3 115.77 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/24/2009 20068F3 106.93 W/m2/mV
07/24/2009 09/08/2010 24035F3 109.58 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 06/09/2011 20068F3 106.82 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 24035F3 110.25 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 20068F3 107.25 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 24035F3 110.39 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground. Note: In 2011, the SRRL building was expanded to the east, as a result the north facing sensors are now looking at the XX foot tall building, which is XX feet away.
PSP Global 90-East W/m2 10/25/1984 03/13/1988 18078F3 -
06/14/2004 09/02/2004 31394F3 120.87 W/m2/mV
09/02/2004 06/01/2005 30560F3 115.62 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 06/07/2006 25819F3 117.05 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 06/12/2007 20068F3 107.10 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 06/25/2008 31394F3 122.69 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/24/2009 31401F3 119.58 W/m2/mV
07/24/2009 09/08/2010 31394F3 124.37 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 06/09/2011 31401F3 120.11 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 31394F3 124.27 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 31401F3 119.73 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 31394F3 123.88 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a east-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
PSP Global 90-South W/m2 10/25/1984 03/13/1988 17879F3 -
06/14/2004 07/12/2004 28400F3 132.84 W/m2/mV
07/12/2004 06/01/2005 31398F3 124.54 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 06/07/2006 18035F3 126.37 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 06/12/2007 28400F3 134.48 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 05/27/2008 31398F3 126.36 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 07/24/2009 18035F3 127.20 W/m2/mV
07/24/2009 09/08/2010 19621F3 128.96 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 06/09/2011 18035F3 125.85 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 19621F3 130.67 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 18035F3 125.45 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 19621F3 128.93 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a south-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
PSP Global 90-West W/m2 10/25/1984 03/13/1988 18036F3 -
07/19/2004 08/19/2004 30560F3 115.63 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 07/07/2005 28400F3 133.27 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 07/11/2006 31398F3 124.51 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 07/05/2007 18035F3 126.24 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 06/25/2008 28400F3 134.91 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/24/2009 31398F3 126.55 W/m2/mV
07/24/2009 09/08/2010 28400F3 136.94 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 06/09/2011 31398F3 127.54 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 28400F3 136.08 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 31398F3 127.24 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 28400F3 135.21 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a west-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
PSP Global 90-North (ground shielded) W/m2 10/25/1984 04/07/1985 17799F3 -
Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 9 feet above the ground. Instrument has a shield placed to prevent measuring radiation reflected from the ground.
PSP Global 90-North (ground reflected) W/m2 10/25/1984 04/07/1985 17800F3 -
Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 7 feet above the ground. Instrument has a shield placed so only radiation reflected up from the ground is measured.
PSP Global 90-South (ground shielded) W/m2 10/25/1984 04/07/1985 17798F3 -
Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 9 feet above the ground. Instrument has a shield placed to prevent measuring radiation reflected from the ground.
PSP Global 90-South (ground reflected) W/m2 10/25/1984 04/07/1985 17863F3 -
Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a pyranometer, 7 feet above the ground. Instrument has a shield placed so only radiation reflected up from the ground is measured.
PSP Reflected (Upwelling) Shortwave W/m2 07/15/1981 04/10/2003 18035F3 124.27 W/m2/mV
04/10/2003 08/28/2003 31401F3 117.49 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 09/02/2004 18035F3 125.64 W/m2/mV
09/02/2004 07/07/2005 20715F3 100.76 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 06/07/2006 30560F3 114.87 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 07/05/2007 20715F3 101.41 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 05/27/2008 20068F3 107.09 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 07/23/2009 20715F3 100.27 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 07/01/2010 25823F3 107.31 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 06/09/2011 20715F3 99.494 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 25823F3 106.62 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 20715F3 100.26 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - 25823F3 106.31 W/m2/mV
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Reflected hemispheric solar irradiance as measured by an inverted pyranometer, 2 meters above the ground. The surface ALBEDO is computed from the ratio: Reflected / Global Horizontal. The typical surface albedo for vegetation is 18% to 20% and greater than 80% for fresh snow cover. As of Aug 4, 2001 the Albedo is also calculated using the ventilated global PSP.
PSP Diffuse Tracking Disk W/m2 06/17/1987 03/13/1988 - -
PSP Global Horizontal RG780 Filter (Ventilated) W/m2 03/14/1988 07/08/2004 25822F3 112.57 W/m2/mV
07/08/2004 06/02/2005 25820F3 116.22 W/m2/mV
06/02/2005 06/08/2006 25822F3 113.79 W/m2/mV
06/08/2006 06/28/2007 25820F3 116.75 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/24/2008 25822F3 114.68 W/m2/mV
06/24/2008 07/22/2009 25820F3 116.31 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 25822F3 115.34 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 25820F3 116.33 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 25822F3 115.80 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 06/20/2014 25820F3 116.06 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 25822F3 115.32 W/m2/mV
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RG780 implies the instrument has a Schott Glass filter with cut-on wavelength of 780 nm. A filter correction factor of 1.075 is applied to correct for the fact that the filter does not transmit 100% above 780nm, prior to 8/28/2014 a factor of 1.019 was used. The Ventilator was added on 11/01/2000. As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling PIR) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response.
NIP Direct Normal RG780 Filter W/m2 03/14/1988 07/08/2004 17837E6 120.71 W/m2/mV
07/08/2004 06/02/2005 31355E6 116.63 W/m2/mV
06/02/2005 07/17/2006 17837E6 120.74 W/m2/mV
07/17/2006 06/28/2007 31355E6 116.45 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/24/2008 17837E6 120.26 W/m2/mV
06/24/2008 07/22/2009 31355E6 116.10 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 17837E6 120.56 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 31355E6 118.50 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 17837E6 120.74 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 06/20/2014 31355E6 119.0 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 17837E6 120.80 W/m2/mV
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RG780 implies the instrument has a Schott Glass filter with cut-on wavelength of 780 nm
TUVR Global UV W/m2 03/14/1988 05/09/2002 18180 -
05/09/2002 01/27/2003 33444 -
01/27/2003 08/25/2004 18180 6.825 W/m2/mV
11/18/2004 - 33444 7.211 W/m2/mV
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The TUVR was calibrated from 280 - 400 nm, prior to Aug. 19, 2001 it was calibrated from 280-385nm. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVA/Total Plot.
TC-1 500nm Photometer T.W. Cannon V 03/14/1988 - 0001 Vo = 4.11 V
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Photometer data from 11/01/2000 to 12/20/2005 was recorded in W/m2/nm. As of Aug 4, 2001, the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is also calculated.
CSL800-L Wind Speed m/s 03/14/1988 07/31/2000 - -
[DQS] Measured by a Climatronics 3-cup anemometer mounted 10 meters above ground level. After 03/09/1993, Peak Wind Speed was also recorded, which is the maximum 5-sec anemometer reading during the 1 (or 5) minute interval.
CSL800-L Wind Direction o from N 03/14/1988 07/31/2000 - -
[DQS] Measured by a Climatronics wind vane mounted 10 meters above ground level.
HMP-35C Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity (Roof) oC / % 03/14/1988 07/31/2000 - -
[DQS] Ambient air temperature measured with a Vaisala probe (also measures RH) mounted in a naturally aspirated radiation shield, 48 inches above the instrument deck level, located on the north instrument rail. The instrument deck is 10 feet above ground level. An asphalt parking area (25 ft x 40 ft) is north of the instrument deck.
PTA-427 Pressure mBar 03/14/1988 07/28/1999 - -
[DQS] The data are NOT adjusted to sea level conditions.
TUVR Direct UV W/m2 07/03/1990 12/31/2005 18115 7.495 W/m2/mV
06/01/2012 12/12/2013 - Calculated
12/13/2013 - 29238 5.247 W/m2/mV
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The Direct TUVR was calibrated from 280 - 400 nm, prior to Aug. 19, 2001 it was calibrated from 280-385nm. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVA/Total Plot.
? Dry Bulb Temperature (Tower) oC 03/09/1993 07/31/2000 - -
[DQS] Ambient air temperature measured with a PRT (platinum resistance thermometer) mounted in a forced/air radiation shield, 2 meters above the ground level, over natural vegetation.
NIP Direct Normal (unit 2) W/m2 01/13/1999 - 25792E6 132.44 W/m2/mV
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Secondary NIP mounted on SciTec Tracker #1 (therefore more reliable than the primary NIP, which was mounted on SF3 tracker prior to 10/1/2008). From Aug 4, 2001 to Dec 20, 2005, Estimated 500nm Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and Broadband Turbidity is calculated using this instrument.
PSP Diffuse Shading Ball (Ventilated) W/m2 01/13/1999 07/08/2004 17878F3 138.62 W/m2/mV
07/08/2004 06/02/2005 17801F3 128.44 W/m2/mV
06/02/2005 06/08/2006 17878F3 138.84 W/m2/mV
06/08/2006 06/28/2007 17801F3 129.30 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/24/2008 17878F3 139.38 W/m2/mV
06/24/2008 07/22/2009 17801F3 128.63 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 17878F3 140.38 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 17801F3 129.26 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 17878F3 141.96 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 08/27/2013 17801F3 128.50 W/m2/mV
08/27/2013 06/20/2014 17878F3 139.22 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 17801F3 129.26 W/m2/mV
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Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by an Eppley Pyranometer mounted under the shading ball of a Sci-Tec tracker. As of Aug 4, 2001, a "thermal correction" is also applied, which is based on DW PIR, Net PIR, WS @ 22', and Deck Temp & RH. As of June 7, 2006, this "thermal correction" was replaced with the effective net infrared responsivity @ 45o applied to the corrected voltage (Vc). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * RSnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the ventilated downwelling PIR) and RSnet = instruments effective net infrared response (derived from NREL black body system). As of June 1, 2012, irradiances without effective net infrared correction are no longer provided, instead, the raw mV signal is provided.
8-48 Diffuse Shading Ball (Ventilated) W/m2 01/13/1999 04/18/2003 32331 112.22 W/m2/mV
04/18/2003 08/28/2003 21096 86.138 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 11/08/2004 32331 112.25 W/m2/mV
11/08/2004 06/02/2005 21096 86.948 W/m2/mV
06/02/2005 06/08/2006 32331 111.35 W/m2/mV
06/08/2006 06/28/2007 21096 86.929 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/24/2008 32331 112.77 W/m2/mV
06/24/2008 07/22/2009 21096 86.272 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 32331 111.94 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 21096 86.149 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 32331 112.52 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 08/27/2013 21096 86.550 W/m2/mV
08/27/2013 06/20/2014 32331 112.20 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 21096 86.611 W/m2/mV
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Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by an Eppley Black & White Pyranometer mounted under the shading ball of a Sci-Tec tracker.
PIR Downwelling Infrared (Ventilated) W/m2 01/13/1999 01/11/2006 31192F3 K0=-6.37 W/m2
K1=0.26556 W/m2/µV
K2=1.010
K3=-3.137
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
01/11/2006 03/21/2008 31194F3 K0=-4.58 W/m2
K1=0.2555 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0109
K3=-3.801
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
03/21/2008 12/21/2009 31192F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.2577 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0045
K3=-2.5
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
12/21/2009 05/13/2011 31193F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.2665 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0
K3=-3.6
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
05/13/2011 08/07/2012 31192F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.253 W/m2/µV
K2=0.999
K3=-2.9
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
08/07/2012 06/20/2014 31193F3 K0=-0.01 W/m2
K1=0.27474 W/m2/µV
K2=1.00402
K3=-2.92
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
06/20/2014 - 31194F3 K0=-1.98 W/m2
K1=0.2610 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0079
K3=-2.87
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
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Infrared Irradiance is calculated using: I=K0+VK1+σK2Tr4+σK3(Td4-Tr4), where σ=5.6704x10-8 W/(m2K4) (Stephan-Boltzmann's Constant), V=PIR thermopile voltage in µV, and Tr=Tc+VKr. The DW IR is ventilated and mounted on Sci-Tec tracker. The Dome (Td) and Case Temperature (Tc) are also reported in degrees K. As of 2/19/1999 the Instrument Net Infrared is also reported which is equal to the Downwelling IR (µV Signal) times the calibration factor K1.
PIR Upwelling Infrared W/m2 01/13/1999 01/11/2006 31194F3 K0=-4.8 W/m2
K1=0.27523 W/m2/µV
K2=1.005
K3=-3.801
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
01/11/2006 03/21/2008 31192F3 K0=-6.37 W/m2
K1=0.255 W/m2/µV
K2=1.02
K3=-3.137
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
03/21/2008 12/21/2009 31194F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.258 W/m2/µV
K2=0.999
K3=-3.137
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
12/21/2009 05/13/2011 31198F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.264 W/m2/µV
K2=0.993
K3=-3.8
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
05/13/2011 08/07/2012 31194F3 K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.258 W/m2/µV
K2=0.997
K3=-3.1
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
08/07/2012 - 31198F3 K0=-0.01 W/m2
K1=0.27191 W/m2/µV
K2=1.00001
K3=-2.82
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
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Infrared Irradiance is calculated using: I=K0+VK1+σK2Tr4+σK3(Td4-Tr4), where Tr=Tc+VKr. The UW IR is an inverted PIR mounted 2 meters above ground on the radiometer tower. Starting on 11/01/2000, Dome (Td) and Case Temperature (Tc) are also reported in degrees K. As of 1/12/2006 the Instrument Net Infrared is also reported which is equal to the Upwelling IR (µV Signal) times the calibration factor K1.
LI-200 Global Licor (Secondary) W/m2 01/13/1999 12/21/2005 PY25070 73.897 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Licor silcon pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).
CR10TCR CR23X Ref-Temp oC 01/13/1999 07/31/2000 343515 -
Thermocouple Reference Temperature at CR23X logger
Type T 8-48 Temp. oC 01/13/1999 01/15/2001 - -
Type T Thermocouple Temperature of Diffuse 8-48 case.
PTB101B Pressure mBar 07/28/1999 10/05/2011 T4730011 0.184 mBar/mV+600mBar
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The Vaisala Pressure Transmitter is mounted 2 meters above ground level near the 14 meter NRG TallTower. As of Aug 4, 2001 the estimated sea-level pressure is also calculated. On Sept 24, 2008 the pressure sensor was relocated to the radiometer tower.
278 Pressure mBar 10/05/2011 08/25/2014 3259571 0.2 mBar/mV+598.8mBar
08/25/2014 - 3259547 0.2 mBar/mV+598.8mBar
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The Setra Pressure Transmitter is mounted 2 meters above ground level on the radiometer tower. The estimated sea-level pressure is also calculated.
PSP Global Horizontal (Ventilated) W/m2 11/01/2000 - 28402F3 RS vs Z (2 degree)
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by an Eppley Laboratory, Inc. Model PSP (Precision Spectral Pyranometer) with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). As of Aug 4, 2001, a responsivity function (based on zenith angle) is also applied to this instrument. As of June 7, 2006, the responsivity function is using effective net infrared corrected coefficients applied to the corrected voltage (Vc). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * RSnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the ventilated downwelling PIR) and RSnet = instruments effective net infrared response (derived from NREL black body system). The current coefficients for this function are available from AIM database server. As of June 1, 2012, irradiances without effective net infrared correction and/or non-zenith angle corrected are no longer provided, instead, the raw mV signal is provided. As of December 17, 2013 at 13:57 the responsivity function is replaced with a spline fit to AM/PM averaged 2-degree responsivity data (computed in the CR3000).
LI-200 Global Licor (Primary) W/m2 07/15/1981 06/30/1983 PY1366 -
11/01/2000 - PY28257 73.756 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Licor silcon pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).
501A Global UVB Solar Light W/m2
MED/hr
Index
11/01/2000 - 1898 1.726 W/m2/V
4.086 MED/hr/V
9.528 Index/V
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501A UVB wavelength = 280 - 315 nm in W/m2 and the Minimum Erythema Dose per Hour (MED/hr). As of Aug. 19, 2001, the UV-Index is also reported. Temperature is controlled at 25 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot. The MED/hr and Index is based on the CIE 1987 Erythema Action Spectrum as shown in this UVE Plot.
MS-210W Global UVB EKO W/m2 11/01/2000 - S92096.04 1.651 W/m2/mV
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MS-210W UVB wavelength = 280 - 315 nm. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot. Note: The MS-210W has been discontinued by the manufacture and replaced with the MS-212W.
CUVA1 Global UVA Kipp & Zonen W/m2 11/01/2000 - 950006 -51.402 W/m2/V
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The CUVA1 was calibrated from 315 - 400 nm, prior to Aug. 4, 2001 it was calibrated from 315 - 385 nm. Temperature is controlled at 40 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVA/Total Plot.
CUVB1 Global UVB Kipp & Zonen W/m2 11/01/2000 - 952010 -3.547 W/m2/V
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The CUVB1 was calibrated from 280 - 315 nm. Temperature is controlled at 40 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot.
UVB-1 Global UVB YES W/m2 11/01/2000 10/29/2003 921106 0.719 W/m2/V
10/29/2003 10/20/2008 930401 1.074 W/m2/V
10/20/2008 - 921106 0.877 W/m2/V
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UVB-1 UVB wavelength = 280 - 315 nm in W/m2. Prior to Aug. 19, 2001 the UV-Index was also reported. Temperature is controlled at 45 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot.
LI-200 Global 40-South Licor W/m2 07/15/1981 06/30/1983 PY1245 -
11/01/2000 10/10/2002 PY1726 75.02 W/m2/mV
10/10/2002 08/28/2003 PY1724 84.749 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 08/19/2004 PY1726 81.631 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 07/07/2005 PY28260 79.853 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 07/11/2006 PY1732 77.026 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 06/12/2007 PY28244 77.585 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 05/27/2008 PY1732 76.376 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 06/18/2009 PY1744 69.140 W/m2/mV
06/18/2009 09/08/2010 PY1750 74.535 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 08/09/2011 PY28260 80.001 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY28248 82.853 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY28260 79.313 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY28248 82.557 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a south-facing surface tilted 40 degrees from horizontal. This is the solar resource for collectors with fixed-tilt, optimized for year-round performance.
CM-21 2-Axis Global (Global Normal) Kipp & Zonen W/m2 11/01/2000 04/10/2003 920056 82.64 W/m2/mV
04/10/2003 08/28/2003 910002 61.412 W/m2/mV
08/28/2003 07/12/2004 920056 82.359 W/m2/mV
07/12/2004 06/01/2005 910002 61.645 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 06/07/2006 920056 82.965 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 06/28/2007 910002 61.344 W/m2/mV
06/28/2007 06/25/2008 920056 82.378 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/23/2009 910002 61.532 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 07/01/2010 920056 82.756 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 06/09/2011 910002 61.177 W/m2/mV
06/09/2011 08/13/2012 920056 82.553 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 910002 61.127 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 09/15/2014 920056 81.762 W/m2/mV
09/15/2014 - 910002 61.184 W/m2/mV
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CM-21 pyranometer mounted in automatic Licor LI-2020 solar tracker, which is on top of the radiometer tower. The CM-21 is always normal to the sun (detector is perpendicular to direct irradiance).
CUVA2 Direct Normal UVA Kipp & Zonen W/m2 11/01/2000 - 961003 -80.281 W/m2/V
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The CUVA2 was calibrated from 315 - 400 nm, prior to Aug. 4, 2001 it was calibrated from 315 - 385 nm. Temperature is controlled at 40 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVA/Total Plot.
CUVB2 Direct Normal UVB Kipp & Zonen W/m2 11/01/2000 - 953001 -3.085 W/m2/V
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The CUVB2 was calibrated from 280 - 315 nm. Temperature is controlled at 40 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot.
CM-11 Diffuse Shading Disk Kipp & Zonen (Ventilated) W/m2 11/01/2000 08/03/2001 86325 191.17 W/m2/mV
Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by a Kipp & Zonen Pyranometer mounted under the shading ball of a Sci-Tec tracker.
MS-110 4-channel Photometer EKO mV 11/01/2000 06/16/2005 S94121.04 7.57 mV
8.77 mV
8.45 mV
8.51 mV
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4-channel photometer at 368, 500, 675, and 778 nm. As of Aug 4, 2001, the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), at each wavelength, is also calculated. Prior to Dec 21, 2005, the photometer outputs were recorded in W/m2/nm.
#40 Wind Speed NRG (Meteorolgical/PV Tower) m/s 11/01/2000 09/09/2008 - 0.022352 m/s/mV
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Measured by (3) 3-cup anemometers mounted 10, 22, and 42 feet above ground level on a 46 foot NRG TallTower. Peak Wind Speed was also recorded (for all three), which is the maximum 1-sec anemometer reading during the 1-minute interval. The frequency output of the #40 is converted a mV signal using an NRG #SI2100 Interface. As of Aug 4, 2001 the vertical wind shear is also calculated by taking the difference in speed of the sensors at 42 feet and 10 feet, then dividing by their distance (in meters).
#40C Wind Speed NRG (Meteorolgical/PV Tower) m/s 09/09/2008 - 179500076953
179500078610
0.760 m/s/Hz+0.34 m/s
0.758 m/s/Hz+0.38 m/s
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Measured by (2) 3-cup anemometers mounted 22 and 42 feet above ground level on a 46 foot NRG TallTower. Peak Wind Speed is also recorded (for both), which is the maximum 2-sec anemometer reading during the 1-minute interval. The vertical wind shear is also calculated by taking the difference in speed of the sensors at 42 feet and 22 feet, then dividing by their distance (in meters). On December 6, 2010 the 22 foot sensor was replaced with a #40 (uncalibrated).
#200P Wind Direction NRG (Meteorolgical/PV Tower) o from N 11/01/2000 - - 0.144 o/mV+150o
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Measured by (2) wind vanes mounted 22 and 42 feet above ground level on a 46 foot NRG TallTower.
HMP-45C Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity (Deck) oC
%
11/01/2000 - V2540013 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
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Ambient air temperature measured with a Vaisala probe (also measures RH) mounted in a naturally aspirated radiation shield, 3 feet above the instrument deck level, located under a BORCAL table. The instrument deck is 15 feet above ground level. As of Sept. 24, 2008, the wind chill temperature is also calculated using National Weather Service method as described on the NOAA web site and the deck wind speed at 19' above ground level.
HMP-45C Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity (Meteorolgical/PV Tower) oC
%
11/01/2000 09/06/2007 U3140041 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
09/06/2007 01/12/2010 C1920073 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
01/12/2010 01/19/2012 C1920065 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
01/19/2012 - D3050012 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
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Ambient air temperature measured with a Vaisala probe (also measures RH) mounted in a naturally aspirated radiation shield, 2 meters above ground near the 14 meter NRG TallTower. As of Aug. 4, 2001 the tower wind chill temperature is also calculated using the wind speed at 42'. As of Dec. 13, 2002 the wind chill formula was updated to use the new National Weather Service method as described on the NOAA web site and the wind speed at 10'. As of Jan. 1, 2004 the tower dew point temperature is also calculated using both the temperature and RH. As of Aug. 1, 2004 the tower wet bulb temperature is also calculated using the dry bulb temperature, dew point, and station pressure. As of Sept 1, 2008, this sensor is renamed to "PV" and the new radiometer tower sensor is considered the "tower" temperature (tower wind chill, dew point, and wet bulb are now calculated using the radiometer tower sensor).
TRP525I Precipitation Gauge (tipping bucket)
Texas Electronics Inc.
mm 11/01/2000 - 14928 395 0.254 mm/count
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The precipitation gauge is mounted 4 feet above ground level near the 46 foot NRG TallTower. As of Aug. 4, 2001, the accumulated daily precipitation is also recorded.
CR10TCR J-Box Ref-Temp (thermistor) oC 11/01/2000 01/15/2001 343515 -
Thermocouple Reference Temperature mounted inside J-Box that is used for connecting 8-48 Thermocouple to datalogger.
(CR23X-T) CR23X Panel Temperature oC 11/01/2000 11/09/2012 - -
CR23X internal temperature sensor is located under wiring panel.
(CR3000-T) CR3000 Panel Temperature oC 11/09/2012 - - -
CR3000 internal temperature sensor is located under wiring panel.
(CR10X-T) CR10X Circuit Board Temperature (Met-Tower) oC 11/01/2000 - - -
CR10X internal temperature sensor is mounted on datalogger circuit board.
(CR23X-B) CR23X Battery Voltage V 11/01/2000 11/09/2012 - -
CR23X internal battery voltage, charged by AC power.
(CR3000-B) CR3000 Battery Voltage V 11/09/2012 - - -
CR3000 internal battery voltage, charged by AC power.
(CR10X-B) CR10X Battery Voltage (Met-Tower) V 11/01/2000 - - -
CR10X external battery voltage, charged by AC power. As of Sept 25, 2008, battery was replaced with a CSI BP24 (24Ahr) and is charged by a CSI SP20 20-Watt Solar Panel with CH100 charger/regulator. Battery now provides power for both the CR10X and Freewave wireless transmitter.
LI-1800 Global 40-South Spectral Data W/m2/nm 01/24/2001 06/13/2006 PRS 456 see database
07/10/2008 02/15/2012 PRS 456 see database
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LICOR LI-1800 Spectroradiometer with traceability to NIST Standard of Spectral Irradiance Lamp Standards. The instrument has 6nm spectral bandwidth and the detector is not temperature controlled. The usable spectral range of the instrument is 300 to 1000nm. Measurements are made using the standard cosine receptor with instrument on a 40 south facing tilt. Data is taken at 2nm intervals every 5 minutes. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 1.
LI-1800 Global Horizontal Spectral Data W/m2/nm 06/13/2006 07/10/2008 PRS 456 see database
02/15/2012 - PRS 456 see database
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LICOR LI-1800 Spectroradiometer with traceability to NIST Standard of Spectral Irradiance Lamp Standards. The instrument has 6nm spectral bandwidth and the detector is not temperature controlled. The usable spectral range of the instrument is 300 to 1000nm. Measurements are made using the standard cosine receptor. Data is taken at 2nm intervals every 5 minutes. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 4.
LI-1800 Direct Normal Spectral Data W/m2/nm 04/30/2001 08/03/2003 PRS 158 see database
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LICOR LI-1800 Spectroradiometer with traceability to NIST Standard of Spectral Irradiance Lamp Standards. The instrument has 4nm spectral bandwidth and the detector is maintained at 40oC +/- 1oC. The usable spectral range of the instrument is 300 to 1100nm. Measurements are made using the 1800-10 Quartz Fiber Optic Probe (w/o remote cosine receptor) and the fiber end is inserted into a 5o view limiting tube (with window), which is mounted on a Sci-Tec tracker. Data is taken at 2nm intervals every 5 minutes. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 2.
(LI2020-B) LI-2020 Battery Voltage V 05/23/2001 - - 0.01 V/mV
The battery voltage for the LI-2020 tracker, which is used for the Global Normal CM-21. The battery is charged by a PV panel. The setup instructions for the LI-2020 are available online.
CG4 Downwelling Infrared (Ventilated)
Kipp & Zonen
W/m2 08/04/2001 05/13/2011 010548 (CG4) K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.0790 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0020
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
05/13/2011 08/07/2012 100227 (CGR4) K0=0 W/m2
K1=0.1003 W/m2/µV
K2=0.996
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
08/07/2012 06/20/2014 010548 (CG4) K0=-0.62 W/m2
K1=0.07712 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0053
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
06/20/2014 - 100227 (CGR4) K0=3.17 W/m2
K1=0.1032 W/m2/µV
K2=0.9908
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
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Infrared Irradiance is calculated using: I=K0+VK1+σK2Tr4+σK3(Td4-Tr4), where σ=5.6704x10-8 W/(m2K4) (Stephan-Boltzmann's Constant), V=PIR thermopile voltage in µV, and Tr=Tc+VKr. The DW IR is ventilated and mounted on Sci-Tec tracker. The Case Temperature (Tc) is also reported in degrees K. The Instrument Net Infrared is also reported, which is equal to the Downwelling IR (µV Signal) times the calibration factor K1.
CNR1 Net Radiometer (Downwelling CM3)
Kipp & Zonen
W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010284-DW-CM3 107.75 W/m2/mV
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The CRN1 has (4) instruments: Downwelling CM3 (shortwave global), Upwelling CM3 (shortwave), Downwelling CG3 (Infrared), and Upwelling CG3 (Infrared). The CNR1 mounted is mounted on the radiometer tower. The PT-100 Case Temperature (Tc) is also reported in degrees K. The Albedo and Net Radiation are also calculated for this instrument. As of June 1, 2012, the Global CM22 is used for calculating the Albedo and Net Radiation.
CNR1 Net Radiometer (Upwelling CM3)
Kipp & Zonen
W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010284-UW-CM3 108.45 W/m2/mV
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The CRN1 has (4) instruments: Downwelling CM3 (shortwave global), Upwelling CM3 (shortwave), Downwelling CG3 (Infrared), and Upwelling CG3 (Infrared). The CNR1 mounted is mounted on the radiometer tower. The PT-100 Case Temperature (Tc) is also reported in degrees K. The Albedo and Net Radiation are also calculated using this instrument. As of June 1, 2012, the Global CM22 is used for calculating the Albedo and Net Radiation.
CNR1 Net Radiometer (Downwelling CG3)
Kipp & Zonen
W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010284-DW-CG3 K0=0.0 W/m2
K1=0.1010 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0080
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
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The CRN1 has (4) instruments: Downwelling CM3 (shortwave global), Upwelling CM3 (shortwave), Downwelling CG3 (Infrared), and Upwelling CG3 (Infrared). Infrared Irradiance is calculated using: I=K0+VK1+σK2Tr4+σK3(Td4-Tr4), where σ=5.6704x10-8 W/(m2K4) (Stephan-Boltzmann's Constant), V=PIR thermopile voltage in µV, and Tr=Tc+VKr. The CNR1 mounted is mounted on the radiometer tower. The PT-100 Case Temperature (Tc) is also reported in degrees K. The Atmos. Net Infrared and Net Radiation are also calculated using this instrument. As of 1/1/2006 the Instrument Net Infrared is also reported which is equal to the Downwelling IR (µV Signal) times the calibration factor K1. As of June 1, 2012, the Downwelling CG4 is used for calculating the Atmos. Net Infrared and Net Radiation. The CG3 is a flat dome instrument, therefore it is easily contaminated by snow, rain, and moisture, which causes very large errors in downwelling infrared measurements. Data from the DW CG3 should be used with extreme caution.
CNR1 Net Radiometer (Upwelling CG3)
Kipp & Zonen
W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010284-UW-CG3 K0=0.0 W/m2
K1=0.093 W/m2/µV
K2=1.0095
K3=0.0
Kr=7.044e-4 K/µV
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The CRN1 has (4) instruments: Downwelling CM3 (shortwave global), Upwelling CM3 (shortwave), Downwelling CG3 (Infrared), and Upwelling CG3 (Infrared). Infrared Irradiance is calculated using: I=K0+VK1+σK2Tr4+σK3(Td4-Tr4), where σ=5.6704x10-8 W/(m2K4) (Stephan-Boltzmann's Constant), V=PIR thermopile voltage in µV, and Tr=Tc+VKr. The CNR1 mounted is mounted on the radiometer tower. The PT-100 Case Temperature (Tc) is also reported in degrees K. The Atmos. Net Infrared and Net Radiation are also calculated using this instrument. As of 1/1/2006 the Instrument Net Infrared is also reported which is equal to the Upwelling IR (µV Signal) times the calibration factor K1. As of June 1, 2012, the Downwelling CG4 is used for calculating the Atmos. Net Infrared and Net Radiation.
CH1 Direct Normal Kipp & Zonen W/m2 08/04/2001 05/27/2010 010256 91.797 W/m2/mV
05/27/2010 08/02/2010 080033 111.82 W/m2/mV
08/02/2010 05/23/2013 010256 92.241 W/m2/mV
05/23/2013 07/29/2013 31137E6 118.39 W/m2/mV
07/29/2013 - 010256 92.546 W/m2/mV
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Direct (Beam) shortwave irradiance as measured by a Kipp & Zonen pyrheliometer mounted on a Sci-Tec tracker. The CH1 has a 5 degree field of view. As of Dec 21, 2005, the Estimated 500nm Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and Broadband Turbidity is calculated using this instrument.
CM22 Diffuse Shading Disk Kipp & Zonen (Ventilated) W/m2 08/04/2001 05/27/2005 010046 108.45 W/m2/mV
05/27/2005 05/31/2006 010034 91.673 W/m2/mV
05/31/2006 06/13/2007 010046 107.72 W/m2/mV
06/13/2007 05/23/2008 010034 91.704 W/m2/mV
05/23/2008 07/06/2009 010046 107.56 W/m2/mV
07/06/2009 06/30/2010 010034 91.905 W/m2/mV
06/30/2010 05/26/2011 010046 107.19 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 100174 (CMP22) 102.92 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 08/27/2013 010046 107.61 W/m2/mV
08/27/2013 06/20/2014 100174 (CMP22) 102.74 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 010046 107.76 W/m2/mV
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Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by a Kipp & Zonen Pyranometer mounted under the shading ball of a Sci-Tec tracker. As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling CG4) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response.
CM6b Global Horizontal Kipp & Zonen W/m2 08/04/2001 - 015189 89.743 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Kipp & Zonen pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling CG4) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response.
SP-Lite Global Horizontal Kipp & Zonen W/m2 08/04/2001 - 970003 12.052 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Kipp & Zonen silicon pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).
UV-S-A-T Global UVA Kipp & Zonen W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010536 27.254 W/m2/V
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The UV-S-A-T was calibrated from 315 - 400 nm. Temperature is controlled at 25 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVA/Total Plot.
UV-S-B-T Global UVB Kipp & Zonen W/m2 08/04/2001 - 010538 0.990 W/m2/V
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The UV-S-B-T was calibrated from 280 - 315 nm. Temperature is controlled at 25 oC. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot.
UVB-1 Diffuse UVB YES W/m2 08/04/2001 10/29/2003 930401 0.754 W/m2/V
02/10/2004 08/06/2008 921106 1.065 W/m2/V
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UVB-1 UVB wavelength = 280 - 315 nm in W/m2. Temperature is controlled at 45 oC. Instrument is mounted on Sci-Tec Tracker under shading disk. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this UVB Plot.
TSP-1 Global Horizontal YES W/m2 08/04/2001 08/28/2014 940703 0.49551 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Yankee Environmental Systems (YES) pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).
LI-201 Direct Normal LI-Cor W/m2 08/04/2001 - PYHR100 519.71 W/m2/mV
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Direct (Beam) shortwave irradiance as measured by a Licor silcon pyrheliometer mounted on the Sun-Follower III Tracker.
LI-190 Global Quantum LI-Cor µmol/s/m2 08/04/2001 04/23/2008 Q8435 -260.0 µmol/s/m2/mV
04/23/2008 - Q8432 -215.57 µmol/s/m2/mV
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The LI-COR quantum sensor measures photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in the 400 to 700 nm waveband. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this plot.
(FW-B) Met-Tower Transmitter Battery Voltage V 08/04/2001 08/31/2008 - 0.01 V/mV
The battery voltage used for the FreeWave wireless transmitter at the meteorological tower. The battery is charged by AC power.
(CR10X-T) CR10X Circuit Board Temperature (Rad-Tower) oC 08/04/2001 - - -
CR10X internal temperature sensor is mounted on datalogger circuit board.
(CR10X-B) CR10X Battery Voltage (Rad-Tower) V 08/04/2001 - - -
CR10X external battery voltage, charged by AC power. Battery provides power for both CR10X and CSI NL100 Network Link.
(calc) Net Radiation and Infrared W/m2 08/04/2001 - - -
Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) and added to the datastream. Net Radiation = Net Solar + Net IR (atmos.), where Net Solar = Downwelling Shortwave - Upwelling Shortwave and Net IR (atmos.) = Downwelling Infrared - Upwelling Infrared.
(calc) Zenith Angle o 08/04/2001 - - -
Solar zenith angle (refracted). Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) using the Solar Position Algorithm (SPA) and added to the datastream. Prior to June 21, 2004, SOLPOS was used.
(calc) Azimuth Angle o 08/04/2001 - - -
Solar azimuth angle. Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) using the Solar Position Algorithm (SPA) and added to the datastream. Prior to June 21, 2004, SOLPOS was used.
(calc) Airmass - 08/04/2001 - - -
Relative optical airmass (not pressure corrected). Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) using the Solar Position Algorithm (SPA) and added to the datastream. Prior to June 21, 2004, SOLPOS was used.
AOCS Direct Normal Spectral Data (calculated) W/m2/nm 10/19/2001 09/30/2008 1 -
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The AOCS calculates spectral data from 300 to 4000nm (variable interval), every 60 seconds when the AOCS parameter is less than 0.15. See the AOCS page for more information. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 3.
TSP-700 Global Horizontal YES W/m2 01/01/2004 - 0212-2 0.33924 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Yankee Environmental Systems (YES) pyranometer.
LI-200 Upwelling Shortwave LI-Cor W/m2 01/07/2004 08/19/2004 PY1724 84.749 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 07/07/2005 PY28249 86.405 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 06/07/2006 PY28244 79.609 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 07/05/2007 PY28260 79.162 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 05/27/2008 PY28249 87.289 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 06/18/2009 PY25070 71.364 W/m2/mV
06/18/2009 07/01/2010 PY28244 78.632 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 10/20/2010 PY1732 76.531 W/m2/mV
12/06/2010 08/09/2011 PY1750 76.531 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY25070 70.192 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY1750 73.200 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY25070 71.955 W/m2/mV
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Reflected hemispheric solar irradiance as measured by an inverted silicon pyranometer, 2 meters above the ground. The surface ALBEDO is computed from the ratio: Reflected LI-200 / Global Horizontal LI-200. The typical surface albedo for vegetation is 18% to 20% and greater than 80% for fresh snow cover.
LI-190 Upwelling Quantum LI-Cor µmol/s/m2 01/07/2004 03/24/2006 Q20558 338.3 µmol/s/m2/mV
03/28/2006 - Q20555 330.10 µmol/s/m2/mV
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Reflected hemispheric solar irradiance as measured by an inverted quantum pyranometer, 2 meters above the ground. The surface ALBEDO is computed from the ratio: Reflected LI-190 / Global Horizontal LI-190. The LI-COR quantum sensor measures photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in the 400 to 700 nm waveband. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this plot.
(varies) Research Channels (varies) 02/13/2004 - - -
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Research channels used for testing various instruments at different times. Output could be a voltage or engineering units. Channel is usually shorted (output at zero) when not in use. Further information is available on the Research Channel History page.
LI-200 Global 90-North LI-Cor W/m2 06/14/2004 08/19/2004 PY1732 69.67 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 09/02/2004 PY1724 84.749 W/m2/mV
09/02/2004 06/01/2005 PY1732 77.383 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 07/11/2006 PY1724 86.918 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 07/14/2006 PY1726 103.20 W/m2/mV
07/14/2006 09/06/2006 PY1724 86.918 W/m2/mV
09/06/2006 07/05/2007 PY25070 72.308 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 06/25/2008 PY28247 79.705 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/23/2009 PY28249 89.752 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 07/01/2010 PY28260 80.449 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 08/09/2011 PY1724 87.326 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY28262 89.566 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY1724 86.628 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY28262 88.953 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a north-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a silicon pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground. Note: In 2011, the SRRL building was expanded to the east, as a result the north facing sensors are now looking at the XX foot tall building, which is XX feet away.
LI-200 Global 90-East LI-Cor W/m2 06/14/2004 08/19/2004 PY1750 66.48 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 09/02/2004 PY1726 81.631 W/m2/mV
09/02/2004 06/01/2005 PY1750 73.599 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 06/07/2006 PY1744 69.483 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 06/12/2007 PY28247 78.439 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 06/25/2008 PY1750 73.186 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/23/2009 PY1732 76.726 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 09/08/2010 PY1744 70.397 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 08/09/2011 PY28244 77.980 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY1744 70.638 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY28244 77.807 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY1744 70.428 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a east-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a silicon pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
LI-200 Global 90-South LI-Cor W/m2 06/14/2004 08/19/2004 PY1744 65.79 W/m2/mV
08/19/2004 06/01/2005 PY28244 78.071 W/m2/mV
06/01/2005 06/07/2006 PY1726 87.906 W/m2/mV
06/07/2006 06/12/2007 PY28249 86.002 W/m2/mV
06/12/2007 05/27/2008 PY1724 88.518 W/m2/mV
05/27/2008 06/18/2009 PY28260 81.245 W/m2/mV
06/18/2009 07/01/2010 PY28247 79.350 W/m2/mV
07/01/2010 08/09/2011 PY28249 85.292 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY28246 83.009 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY28249 84.435 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY28246 82.693 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a south-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a silicon pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
(observe) ΔT and ΔUT1 seconds 06/18/2004 - - -
ΔT is the difference between the earth rotation time and the terrestrial time. ΔT is derived from observation only and is reported in the IERS Bulletin-A, where ΔT = 32.184 + (TAI-UTC) - ΔUT1. As of 1-APR-2013, ΔUT1 is also available, which is the fractional second difference between UTC and UT which is used to adjust UTC for earth's irregular rotation rate and is derived from observation only and is reported in the IERS Bulletin-A. Historical ΔT data (monthly) is also available from IERS.
TSI-880 Total & Opaque Cloud Cover percent 08/01/2004 - 119 -
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Calculated by a Yankee Total Sky Imager Model 880. This instrument captures all sky images, analyzes them, and computes the percentage of cloud cover. NREL users can access the historical images using YESDAQ. Note: The instrument only analyzes clouds between zenith angles of 0 to 80o (clouds on the very low horizon are ignored) and cloud cover is calculated every 1 minute. Historical images are only retained every 10 minutes.
LI-200 Global 90-West LI-Cor W/m2 08/19/2004 07/07/2005 PY28247 78.278 W/m2/mV
07/07/2005 07/11/2006 PY1750 76.103 W/m2/mV
07/11/2006 07/05/2007 PY1744 69.548 W/m2/mV
07/05/2007 06/25/2008 PY28244 79.510 W/m2/mV
06/25/2008 07/23/2009 PY1724 88.023 W/m2/mV
07/23/2009 09/08/2010 PY25070 71.533 W/m2/mV
09/08/2010 08/09/2011 PY28247 78.961 W/m2/mV
08/09/2011 08/13/2012 PY1711 81.246 W/m2/mV
08/13/2012 12/16/2013 PY28247 78.387 W/m2/mV
12/16/2013 - PY1711 82.565 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance on a west-facing surface tilted 90 degrees from horizontal, measured by a silicon pyranometer, 8 feet above the ground.
CM22 Global Horizontal Kipp & Zonen W/m2 06/01/2005 05/31/2006 010046 107.69 W/m2/mV
05/31/2006 06/13/2007 010034 91.776 W/m2/mV
06/13/2007 05/23/2008 010046 107.52 W/m2/mV
05/23/2008 07/06/2009 010034 91.660 W/m2/mV
07/06/2009 06/30/2010 010046 107.19 W/m2/mV
06/30/2010 - 010034 91.936 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Kipp & Zonen pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling CG4) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response.
PYR-P Global Horizontal Apogee W/m2 12/2/2005 10/20/2008 2703 5.3808 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Apogee silicon pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR). Note: Apogee has renamed this instrument model to SP-110.
SP-110 Global Horizontal Apogee W/m2 10/20/2008 12/06/2010 7272 5.8157 W/m2/mV
12/06/2010 - 17197 5.3763 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave irradiance as measured by a Apogee silicon pyranometer with calibration factor traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR).
LI-210 Global Photometric LI-Cor klux 12/21/2005 - PH7994 -5.573 klux/mV
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The LI-COR photometric sensor measures the visible radiation with a sensor having a spectral responsivity curve similar to the human eye. The sensor uses a filtered silicon photodiode to provide a spectral response that matches the CIE curve to within 5%. The spectral response of this sensor is shown in this plot.
ULTRA-S Snow Depth Senix cm 12/21/2005 09/06/2007 00103742 -0.089544 cm/mV+231.227 cm
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The Senix ultra-sonic distance sensor is mounted 156.1 cm above the ground. The snow depth is equal to 156.1 minus the distance measured by the sensor. The sensor determines the distance by bouncing an ultra sonic pulse off the ground (or snow) and based on the time for the pulse return back to the sensor it calculates a distance (the sensor is temperature compensated). When the instrument is unable to determine the distance due to uneven obstructions, obsorbing materials, etc, the instrument will output a 6999 value.
SR50A Snow Depth CSI cm 09/06/2007 - 1263 N/A
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The Campbell Scientific Inc. ultra-sonic distance sensor is mounted approx. 143 cm above the ground. The snow depth is equal to sensor height above ground minus the distance measured by the sensor. The sensor determines the distance by bouncing an ultra sonic pulse off the ground (or snow) and based on the time for the pulse return back to the sensor it calculates a distance (the sensor is temperature compensated). The sensor also reports a quality indicator as follows:
0Not able to read distance
162-210Good measurement quality numbers
210-300Reduced echo signal strength
300-600High measurement uncertainty
As of 12/13/2007, the datalogger will automatically filter snow depth values, based on quality indicators above. When the quality is outside the "valid" range of 160-250, the previous valid snow depth will be output for up to ~45 minutes, if the quality is still invalid, then the snow depth will become a missing value (-6999). Note: In 2011, the SRRL building was expanded to the east, for some reason this expansion included adding new dirt to the area south of the building expansion, as a result this dirt creates snow drifting in the vicinity of the snow depth sensor.
(calc) Direct Extraterrestrial (ETRN) W/m2 01/01/2006 - - -
Extraterrestrial (top-of-atmosphere) direct normal solar irradiance (ETRN). Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) and added to the datastream. ETRN = SOLCON / R2, where SOLCON = the Solar Constant = 1367 W/m2 and R = Earth radius vector, which is calculated using the Solar Position Algorithm (SPA).
(calc) Global Extraterrestrial (ETR) W/m2 01/01/2006 - - -
Extraterrestrial (top-of-atmosphere) global horizontal solar irradiance (ETR). Calculated after data collection (outside the datalogger) and added to the datastream. ETR = ETRN * cos(Z), where ETRN = Direct Extraterrestrial and Z = Zenith Angle.
(CR23X-P) CR23X Program Exec. Time (Maximum) s 01/01/2006 11/09/2012 - -
The maximum time it took for the CR23X to execute its program during the 1-minute interval. The program is currently scheduled to run every 3.0 seconds (20 times during the minute). Program execution will take the longest on the last scan of the minute, due to 1-minute average computations and outputs.
(CR3000-P) CR3000 Program Exec. Time (Maximum) s 11/09/2012 - - -
The maximum time it took for the CR3000 to execute its program during the 1-minute interval. The program is currently scheduled to run every 3.0 seconds (20 times during the minute). Program execution will take the longest on the last scan of the minute, due to 1-minute average computations and outputs.
PSP Zebra (Global or Diffuse) W/m2 05/25/2007 07/28/2008 29668F3 121.30 W/m2/mV
07/28/2008 07/22/2009 25818F3 115.25 W/m2/mV
07/22/2009 07/02/2010 25765F3 116.68 W/m2/mV
07/02/2010 05/26/2011 25818F3 115.26 W/m2/mV
05/26/2011 06/07/2012 25765F3 117.20 W/m2/mV
06/07/2012 06/20/2014 25818F3 115.05 W/m2/mV
06/20/2014 - 25765F3 116.59 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave or Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance measured by a PSP mounted under a manually-adjusted shadow band with evenly spaced square holes (Zebra shadow band). As of June 7, 2012, an effective net infrared correction is applied to the voltage (V). Where, Vc = V - Wnet * Rnet, where Wnet = effective net infrared (from the downwelling PIR) and Rnet = instruments effective net infrared response.
(CR10X-O) CR10X Table Overuns (Meteorolgical and Radiometer Towers) counts 09/06/2007 - - -
The number of times the CR10X program execution exceeded the execution interval defined for the table. Under normal operation this value should be always be zero, the counter must be reset manually. The meteorolgical tower program is currently scheduled to run every 1.0 seconds. As of Sept 1, 2008, this output was also added to the radiometer tower program which is scheduled to run every 3.0 seconds.
SPN1 Global Horizontal and Diffuse W/m2 01/01/2008 08/02/2010 A168 1.0162 W/m2/mV
08/02/2010 - A360 0.99057 W/m2/mV
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Total Hemispheric shortwave and Diffuse (Sky) shortwave irradiance as measured by a ΔT Model SPN1 Sunshine Pyranometer. An internal heater keeps the dome clear of dew, ice and snow down to -20C (in still air conditions).
PGS-100 Direct Normal Spectral Data W/m2/nm 08/06/2008 01/21/2010 S08029 see database
01/29/2010 04/22/2010 S09032 see database
04/22/2010 05/06/2010 S08029 see database
05/06/2010 - S09032 see database
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Prede PGS-100 Direct Normal Spectroradiometer with traceability to NIST Standard of Spectral Irradiance Lamp Standards (through a LICOR LI-1800 spectroradiometer). The instrument has 3.6nm spectral bandwidth and the detector is maintained at 35oC +/- 2oC. The usable spectral range of the instrument is 350 to 1050nm. Measurements are made by a Si-CCD with a 1o degree field of view, which is mounted on a Prede ASTX-1 tracker. Data is taken at approx 0.7nm intervals (slightly variable, differs for each serial number) every 5 minutes. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 6.
CUV4 Global Total UV W/m2 08/08/2008 - 080019 2.671 W/m2/mV
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Global Total Ultra-Violet radiation measured by a Kipp & Zonen CUV4. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this plot.
CUV4 Diffuse Total UV W/m2 08/12/2008 08/28/2014 080018 2.003 W/m2/mV
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Diffuse Total Ultra-Violet radiation measured by a Kipp & Zonen CUV4. Instrument is mounted on Sci-Tec Traker under shading ball. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this plot.
(calc) Direct Normal Total UV (calculated) W/m2 08/15/2008 12/12/2013 - -
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Direct (Beam) total ultraviolet radiation is calculated using the formula: Global = Direct * Cosine(Zenith) + Diffuse, where Diffuse and Global are measured by a shaded and un-shaded CUV4. Note: Direct is set to zero when the Zenith >= 88.5.
MS-700 Global 40-South Spectral Data (OTF) W/m2/nm 08/20/2008 - S07125.02 see database
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EKO MS-700 Spectroradiometer with traceability to NIST Standard of Spectral Irradiance Lamp Standards. The instrument has 10nm spectral bandwidth and the detector is maintained at 25oC +/- 5oC. The usable spectral range of the instrument is 350 to 1050nm. Measurements will be made at a 40 degree south tilt on the roof of the NREL Outdoor Test Facility (OTF), which is a building just "below" SRRL. Data is taken at approx 3.3nm intervals (slightly variable) every 60 seconds. Instrument data type value (field column 1) is 5.
HMP-45C Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity (Radiometer Tower) oC
%
09/01/2008 11/10/2009 C1920065 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
11/10/2009 12/30/2011 D3050012 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
12/30/2011 11/18/2014 C1920073 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
HMP-60 11/18/2014 - K1440033 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
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Ambient air temperature measured with a Vaisala probe (also measures RH) mounted in a naturally aspirated radiation shield, 2 meters above ground near the radiometer tower. The wind chill temperature is also calculated using National Weather Service method as described on the NOAA web site and the wind speed at 6'. The dew point temperature is also calculated using both the temperature and RH. The wet bulb temperature is also calculated using the dry bulb temperature, dew point, and station pressure.
03001 Wind Speed & Direction R.M. Young (Radiometer Tower) m/s
o from N
09/08/2008 - 2008-1 0.75 m/s/Hz+0.2 m/s
0.142 o/mV+180o
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Measured by a 3-cup anemometer and wind vane mounted 6 feet above ground level attached to the radiometer tower. Peak Wind Speed was also recorded, which is the maximum 3-sec anemometer reading during the 1-minute interval.
03001 Wind Speed & Direction R.M. Young (Instrument Deck) m/s
o from N
09/24/2008 - 2008-2 0.75 m/s/Hz+0.2 m/s
0.142 o/mV+0o
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Measured by a 3-cup anemometer and wind vane mounted 19 feet above ground level attached to the west side of the instrument deck. Peak Wind Speed was also recorded, which is the maximum 3-sec anemometer reading during the 1-minute interval.
POM-01 7-channel Photometer Prede nA
µA
10/16/2008 11/08/2011 PS1825402 15.95 nA
141.4 µA
324.5 µA
356.7 µA
248.2 µA
171.4 µA
189.2 µA
03/01/2012 - PS2206006 95.95 nA
99.24 µA
283.0 µA
335.7 µA
234.4 µA
190.4 µA
182.2 µA
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7-channel photometer at 315, 400, 500, 675, 870, 940, 1020 nm. As of Dec 19, 2008, the Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), at each wavelength, is also calculated as well as the precipitable water vapor (cm), these calculated values are under revision and SHOULD NOT BE USED. Data is acquired using the manufacture provided software and then merged with the BMS data stream. Each wavelength is sampled once during the 1-minute interval, total time to scan all wavelengths is approx 10 seconds. The instrument includes a moisture sensor, that will cause the data collection to stop and the tracker to return to the home position (sensor facing the ground) when rain or snow is detected. The instrument will not acquire data when the zenith angle is greater than 84.5, the sun intensity is below a certain threshold, or if the sensor detects moisture; during those times a value of -6999 will be reported. Instrument PS2206006 has a factory upgrade for improved 315nm measurement performance. As of June 11, 2013, the new ESR method of AOD calculation is available as a seperate AOD data stream.
HMP-45C Dry Bulb Temperature and Relative Humidity (Data Lab) oC
%
08/13/2009 - T2410055 0.1 oC/mV-40oC
0.1 %/mV
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Ambient air temperature measured with a Vaisala probe (also measures RH), 7 feet above the floor inside the SRRL Data Lab.
EFM-100 Atmospheric Electric Field kV/m 09/27/2010 - 01A0267 0.01 kV/m/mV
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Measured by a Boltek EFM-100 Atmospheric Electric Field Monitor (EFM) mounted on the top of the radiometer tower at a height of approximately 13 feet above ground. EFM is measured by data logger using analog output from sensor and a 10:1 voltage divider. A custom sensitivity plug of 2.6 kOhms is installed on the EFM.
LI-200 Global Sun Edison (SE) Plane of Array (POA) W/m2 11/15/2011 06/20/2012 PY66489 109.34 W/m2/mV
06/20/2012 06/26/2014 PY66482 130.96 W/m2/mV
06/26/2014 - PY66489 109.70 W/m2/mV
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Total hemispheric solar irradiance in the plane of array of Sun Edison PV string. The Sun Edison PV farm consists of 1-Axis solar trackers. The angle of the tracker is also available and is measured by the inclinometer below.
SCA121T-D03 Sun Edison (SE) Plane of Array (POA) Tracker Angle degrees 11/15/2011 - - arcsin(0.001*mV-1.25)
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Measured using the y-axis output of a VTI Technologies dual axis inclinometer (a 2:1 voltage divider was required). A positive angle indicates the Sun Edision 1-Axis tracker is facing west, zero is horizontal, and negative facing east.
(flag) Horizontal TP Thermal Correction - 06/07/2012 - - -
Flag to indicate when effective net infrared thermal correction has been applied to a horizontal (non-black and white) thermopile pyranometer. A value of one indicates that correction was applied to all samples during the one-minute average, a value of zero indicates that no correction was applied to any readings during the minute, and a fractional value represents the fraction of readings during the minute that had the correction applied to it. Correction is suspended if the difference in downwelling infrared irradiance from the Eppley and Kipp & Zonen pyrgeometers exceed 40 W/m2; correction is then resumed when the difference drops below 30 W/m2. Note: Due to calibration logistic issues, the CM3 (mounted on the CNR1) never has correction applied.
LI-190 Direct Quantum LI-Cor µmol/s/m2 08/27/2012 - Q8434 605.4 µmol/s/m2/mV
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The LI-COR quantum sensor measures photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in the 400 to 700 nm waveband. The spectral response of this instrument is shown in this plot. The LI-190 sensor is installed in a NREL-custom direct normal limiting tube that was constructed as part of the AOCS.
(CR3000-CF) CR3000 CF Change Count counts 05/17/2013 - - -
A counter that indicates the number of calibration factors (CF) that were changed during a day (value is reset to zero at midnight). Calibration factors for instruments collected by CR3000 data logger are stored in a text file in memory, the logger will read the file on request (by chaning a flag in memory) and also at midnight, the number of values that change are indicated by the counter.
(CR3000-ZA) CR3000 Zenith Angle degrees 07/30/2013 - - -
Solar zenith angle (refracted) as calculated by the CR3000 using the Campbell SolarPosition function (SOLPOS-based).
MS-56 Direct Normal EKO W/m2 01/06/2014 - P12022 138.56 W/m2/mV
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Direct (Beam) shortwave irradiance as measured by an EKO Model MS-56 Pyrheliometer mounted on Sci-Tec Tracker #1.
WISER Global Horizontal or Direct Normal Spectral Data (WISER) W/m2/nm 01/22/2014 - - -
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EKO MS-710/712 (WISER) Spectroradiometer System. Unit is under test and data may not be available. Data should NOT BE USED at this time. Scan rate is typically every 5 minutes, but may occasionally be every 1 minute. Data is typically global, but instrument is switched to direct at these occasional times: 19-SEP-2014 @ 11:15 to Present.
MS-701 Global Horizontal or Direct Normal Spectral Data (MS-701) W/m2/nm 05/15/2014 - - -
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EKO MS-701 Spectroradiometer System. Unit is under test and data may not be available. Data should NOT BE USED at this time. Scan rate is typically every 5 minutes, but may occasionally be every 1 minute. Data is typically global, but instrument is switched to direct at these occasional times: 19-SEP-2014 @ 11:15 to Present
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