Selected meteorological data were collected at a study site adjacent to a low-level radioactive-waste burial facility near Beatty, Nevada, for calendar year 1986. Data were collected in support of an ongoing study to estimate the potential for downward movement of radionuclides into the unsaturated sediments beneath waste-burial trenches at the facility. The data include air temperature, relative humidity, vapor pressure, incident solar radiation, windspeed, wind direction, and precipitation. The data are summarized in tables and graphs.
A discussion of the instrumentation used at the site is presented. Included in the discussion are the type of sensors, their reported accuracy, and mounting height of each sensor.
The minimum hourly air temperature was -6.4 °C, in February. The maximum air temperature was 42.6 °C, in August. Monthly wind direction patterns are shown in a series of diagrams in which wind direction is summed over 10-degree arcs from hourly averaged data. Total precipitation for 1986 was 75.5 mm, with almost 80 percent occurring during January-April and November-December.
Additional publication details
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Selected meteorological data for an arid site near Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, calendar year 1986|
|Series title||Open-File Report|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Carson City, NV|
|Contributing office(s)||Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Nevada Water Science Center|
|Description||iv, 27 p.|