An automated weather station network in New Mexico provides real-time weather and evapotranspiration data via the Internet. The network was installed in 1983 and consists of nearly 30 stations. The stations monitor relative humidity, temperature, soil temperature, solar radiation, and wind speed/direction. Current and historical data can be accessed from the New Mexico Climate Center website. The website also interactively calculates ETo from the archived data for user-specified time periods.

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Case Study Summary

Application

Mesonet of about 30 weather stations; evapotranspiration calculations

Location

New Mexico, USA

Participating Organizations

New Mexico Climate Center

Measured Parameters

Wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, soil temperature, air temperature, relative humidity

Related Website

New Mexico Climate Center