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SRML stations: Bend, OR
(Latitude: 43.99; Longitude: 121.35; Altitude: 1100 m)

The Bend station was part of the original UO solar monitoring network and changed location several times before being shut down. Below are the former station locations for specific time periods:

Time period Latitude Longitude Altitude
1977 through 1979 44.07 121.28 1220 m
1980 through October, 1983 44.11 121.39 1100 m
November, 1983 through 1985 44.06 121.30 1115 m

In 1995, PacifiCorp installed the current station at the High Desert Museum. Links in the table below will take you to more in-depth information about the accuracy of the data collected and the instruments in use. The rotating shadowband radiometer failed and we stopped monitoring the data in June 2020. For data from Bend area see Bend PV station.

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Bend 1977 - 1985
Data type Instrument Data interval Period of record
Solar radiation data
Global Schenk Star Pyranometer daily 1977-1979
hourly 1980-1984

Bend 1995-2020
Data type Instrument Data interval Period of record
Solar radiation data
Global Irradiance formally Ascension Technology RSP 15 min. 1995-2020
Direct normal Ascension Technology RSP 15 min. 1995-2020
Diffuse Ascension Technology RSP 15 min. 1995-2020
Tilted south 25° LI-COR Pyranometer 15 min. 1995-2020
Meteorological data
Temperature   15 min. 1995-2020
Solar cell performance

Station maintenance

The Bend station is located on the roof of the High Desert Museum. We appreciate the assistance of Arnie Tronson as station maintenance operator.

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