New Mexico State University
Climate Center's

Chill Unit Calculator Java Version


This system calculates the Chill Units for a given set of data. This page is a compilation of several databases, some global some local to NM, and is fairly involved... not complicated. So if you are new to this system please read the instructions fully. We have made every effort to assure that this page is user-friendly, however if you do have a problem or a simple question you can contact me at webmaster@weather.nmsu.edu.


Step 1: Getting daily weather data: Data can be acquired from the following places or you can enter the data by hand into the Wizard. The data needed is Date, maximum and minimum temperature


Step 2: Filling out the Chill Unit Wizard


Column 1 starts on this side. For dates with the format "DD/DD/DD" it is considered one column, all others separated
by white space, commas, or other are individual.
1.What is the Format
of the Date?
MM/DD/YYYY
YYYY/MM/DD
DD/MM/YYYY
Other Date *
Specify columns
Month Day Year

*Year is not needed.
Note: use for dates
that are separated by
delineator.

2.Column Number?
(Starting with one)
Date *
Max Temp
Min Temp


* If date is not one column
please choose "other" as
the format of the date and
fill in the columns that each
month and day appear
in.

3. The Data Above are in?
English
Metric
4. How is Data Separated?
White space (including tabs)
Comma
Other:
6. Which model to use?

Minimum Value Only
Range 1 Only
Utah Model (Full Range)
Linearly Interpolated
Piecemeal

6. What are the temperature
ranges?
Minimum Cut-off: 0.0
Range 1 Max: 0.5
Range 2 Max: 1.0
Range 3 Max: 0.5
Range 4 Max: 0.0
Maximum Cut-off: -0.5
> Max. Cut-off -1.0

*The minimum temperature for a
range is determined from the
previous range's maximum.

Works best with Internet Explorer.

Program Info:


Status
|  DATE  | Chl-Unts | Cum C-U | C GDH | Cum GDH | F GDH | Cum GDH | Tmx | Tmn |


If you have any questions please contact webmaster@weather.nmsu.edu
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