University of Oregon

GPS-based PWV

Latitude: 44.0467o North
Longitude: 123.0743o West
Elevation: 133.8 meters AMSL

Data sets currently available on UO PWV web site

A GPS can be used to calculate the Atmospheric Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV). The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has purchased a Zephyr Geodetic GPS Antenna and a Trimble Net9R Data Acquisition. This system collects raw GPS data that is then sent to UCAR for data processing every hour. The processed PWV results are then posted on the UCAR web site. NREL grabs this data and posts it to the MIDC web site so that can be readily available with the GPS PWV systems at NREL/SRRL and SolarTAC. It takes UCAR 1 hour 35 minutes to process the data which is then grabbed by MIDC (NREL) 5 minutes later, therefore there will be atleast a 1 hour 40 minute data lag for the real-time data that is posted on the MIDC web site.

For more information about this website or the data contact: Afshin Andreas

Any publication based in whole or in part on these data sets should cite the data source as:

Vignola, F.; Andreas, A.; (2013). University of Oregon: GPS-based
Precipitable Water Vapor (Data); NREL Report No. DA-5500-64452.