Weather Data Collection
In undertaking solar and biomass energy research, the collection and development of accurate weather data is essential. For this reason NARI established a class ‘A’ weather station on its campus in the early 1980s. On a daily basis the station records maximum and minimum temperatures, wind direction and velocity, relative humidity, pan-water evaporation, rainfall, and global total solar radiation. Recently the capacity to measure solar UV radiation was added to the station. As such, the weather station at NARI is one of only a handful of well-equipped weather stations in India. Data records go back as far as 1983. The composite data has been published in this paper.