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Selected meteorological data for an arid climate over bare soil near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, November 1977 through May 1980

Open-File Report 90-195

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Abstract

Meteorological data were collected over bare soil at a site for low-level radioactive-waste burial near Beatty, Nevada, from November 1977 to May 1980. The data include precipitation, windspeed, wind direction, incident solar radiation, reflected solar radiation, net radiation, dry- and wet-bulb air temperatures at three heights, soil temperature at five depths, and soil-heat flux at three depths. Mean relative humidity was computed for each day of the collection period for which data are available.

A discussion is presented of the study site and the instrumentation and procedures used for collecting and processing the data. Selected data from November 1977 to May 1980 are presented in tabular form. Diurnal fluctuations of selected meteorological variables for representative summer and winter periods are graphically presented. The effects on selected variables of a partial solar eclipse are also discussed

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Selected meteorological data for an arid climate over bare soil near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, November 1977 through May 1980
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
90-195
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Carson City, NV
Contributing office(s):
Nevada Water Science Center
Description:
iv, 48 p.
Time Range Start:
1977-11-01
Time Range End:
1980-05-01
Country:
United States
State:
Nevada
County:
Nye County
City:
Beatty