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California PestCast
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/WEATHER/wxretrieve.html
Surface In-Situ Networks
California PestCast is a project of the University of California Statewide IPM Program and the California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Pesticide Regulation. Its goal is to expand the use of computer-based crop disease forecasting in California through * development of a public-private weather network in support of adaptive research and validation of disease models and * promotion of crop disease model research, validation, and outreach to encourage adoption of this new technology.
CONTACT
University of California Integrated Pest Management Program
One Shields Ave. Davis, CA, 95616-8621
(530) 752-8350
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/IPMPROJECT/directory.html
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameCA PestCast
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationCalifornia
Number of Stations27
Map of Stationshttp://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/WEATHER/SITES/pcnetmap.html
Categorymeteorology, radiation
Parameters (Most)air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation
Paramters (Limited)solar radiation, leaf wetness, wind speed, wind direction, evapotranspiration
Archivehttp://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/DISEASE/california_pestcast.html
Period of Record1997-present
Temporal Resolution
Data Seasondaily, hourly, and in some cases, sub-hourly intervals
Data AvailabilityHourly and daily
Other PurposesCrop disease management
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
5 Oct 2009 11:06