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Title: University of Oregon: GPS-based Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV)

A partnership with the University of Oregon and U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to collect Precipitable Water Vapor (PWV) data to compliment existing resource assessment data collection by the university.
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NREL-DATA (National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Data (NREL-DATA), Golden, CO (United States))
University of Oregon; NREL
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 17 WIND ENERGY; nrel; midc; meterological; data; measurement; instrumentation; weather; outdoor; precipitable water vapor; PWV; water column
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