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  • Remote Automatic Weather Station

    This applications note shows how a DT82E Envirologger is used to capture data from a weather station. This data is required by both a farmer and an agricultural scientist in order to research the direct effects of weather on crop planting and crop yield. The weather station will also be used for daily weather forecasting for a small community. Due to the inaccessibility of the proposed ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • ´More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.´ – the NYS Mesonet

    “More Stations. More Data. Better Forecasts.” – that’s the slogan of New York State Mesonet. The weather observation network consists of a total of 125 weather stations all over the state of New York and Lufft was selected as one of the vendors to support them in capturing the data. All 125 of the weathers stations have the standard instrumentation suite. Of those 125, 17 ...

  • Smart PV Monitoring with smart Weather Stations

    Goodbye Cable Clutter, Hello All-In-One Weather Sensors: Lufft is proof of the fact that professional measurement technology does not always have to be complicated. With our experience in weather sensor manufacturing we are the first to offer modular, all-in-one weather sensors for the solar energy industry that require only a single cable connection. Everything you need for solar monitoring is ...

  • Weather Data for Noise Monitoring

    “Weather conditions are the single largest variable factor in how sound travels over large distances,” says Steve Bilawchuk principal partner and engineer at ACI Acoustical Consultants Inc. “Wind speed and wind direction are of crucial importance.” ACI is an acoustical engineering consulting company based in Alberta, Canada, which uses ...

  • Gill MetPak II weather station used to protect maltese prehistoric temples case study

    Weather data provided by the Gill MetPak II Weather Station increases understanding of the affects of weather and climate on stone structures. The Gill MetPak II Weather Station is being used as part of a comprehensive air monitoring system at a prehistoric temple site for the Maltese Department of ...


    By Gill Instruments Limited

  • 2011: A Year of Weather Extremes, with More to Come

    The global average temperature in 2011 was 14.52 degrees Celsius (58.14 degrees Fahrenheit). According to NASA scientists, this was the ninth warmest year in 132 years of recordkeeping, despite the cooling influence of the La Niña atmospheric and oceanic circulation pattern and relatively low solar irradiance. Since the 1970s, each subsequent decade has gotten hotter -- and 9 of the 10 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Evaluation of NASA satellite- and model-derived weather data for simulation of maize yield potential in China

    Use of crop models is frequently constrained by lack of the required weather data. This paper evaluates satellite-based solar radiation and model-derived air temperature (maximum temperature, Tmax; minimum temperature, Tmin) from NASA and their utility for simulating maize (Zea mays L.) yield potential at 39 locations in China's major maize-producing regions. The reference data in this evaluation ...

  • Correlation model of hourly diffuse solar radiation based on ASHRAE model: a study case in India

    Measurements of diffuse and global solar radiation carried out from January 2001 to December 2005 at Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai and Pune cities of India, representing varying weather conditions of the entire country, have been used to develop the correlation model for the estimating hourly values of diffuse solar radiation on horizontal surface. The comparisons of the present estimated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Estimation of daily dew point temperature using genetic programming and neural networks approaches

    The present study investigates the ability of two different artificial neural network (ANN) models and gene expression programming (GEP) technique for estimating daily dew point temperature by using recorded weather data. The weather data used consist of 8 years of daily records of air temperature, wind speed, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, incoming solar radiation and dew point ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Estimating daily pan evaporation from climatic data of the State of Illinois, USA using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN)

    Evaporation is a major component of the hydrological cycle. It is an important aspect of water resource engineering and management, and in estimating the water budget of irrigation schemes. The current work presents the application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) and artificial neural network (ANN) approaches for modeling daily pan evaporation using daily climatic parameters. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Net-zero energy: a case study on renewable energy and policy issues at Richardsville Elementary School, Kentucky

    Blazing the trail as the first net-zero energy school, Richardsville Elementary School, Kentucky produces as much renewable energy as it consumes. The high performance, LEED® Gold certified facility was opened in October 2010 for 550 students. Key elements included insulated concrete form-walls, geothermal HVAC systems with decentralised and distributive pumps, active day-lighting with light ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Choosing Data Loggers for Your Green Building Project

    Environmental Construction and Energy Projects Require High-Accuracy Devices The green building industry is growing quickly, and successful projects benefit from assessment and evaluation from start to finish. From hospitals to industrial operations to single-family homes, measurements of conditions such as temperature, solar radiation, and energy consumption are essential to carrying out ...


    By CAS DATALOGGERS

  • Rain Gauge Fixed with 12 V Regulator

    A friend came to me with a curious problem regarding the research weather stations he maintains. The Geonor rain gauges were experiencing glitches. Some of his stations exhibited only occasional problems, and others were failing almost daily. In the plot below, the rain gauge output is in blue. It should be a steady, increasing line representing the weight of the accumulated precipitation. ...


    By Dyacon, Inc.

  • The Energy Institute – a century of professionalism and achievement

    The Energy Institute is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the organisation and its predecessors this year. To introduce a monthly series of articles covering energy history over the last century and challenges for the future, EI President Ian Marchant looks back to the 1914 beginnings of the organisation and its subsequent achievements, and to the future within its current New Cavendish Street ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Onsite Meteorological Data - Everything You Need To Know

    Most AERMOD dispersion modeling is conducted using meteorological data from a nearby airport.  As long as the airport is reasonably representative of your source location, there is nothing wrong with that: airports are often a source of high quality data and located near major population centers and thus, major air pollution sources.   ...

  • Spatial and temporal sampling of ecosystem optical properties with the UniSpec-DC

    Satellite sensors (e.g. MODIS) provide large spatial patterns with regional or global coverage (Chen, 1999). However, the coarse resolution of satellite sensors are sometimes problematic, particularly for patchy landscapes (Turner et al., 2003). To properly validate and interpret satellite imagery, additional ground remotely sensed and biophysical data are needed. The UniSpec-DC (PP Systems, ...


    By PP Systems

  • Q&A: Patrick Wagnon on glaciers and climate change

    Patrick Wagnon is a glaciologist at the Institute of Research for Development in France, and a visiting scientist at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a global ‘glacier chaser’, he has summited some of the highest mountains in the world, including the 8,516 metre Lhotse in the Himalayas. In 2001, Wagnon and his fellow glaciologist ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • TMY – typical meteorological year - What should it represent and what means P50, P70 and P90

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Suntrace Solar Resource Assessment 1. What is a TMY? A Typical Meteorological Year (TMY) is a data set giving values in high time resolution. It shall well represent the characteristic meteorological conditions of average years at a site. Energy performance calculations to predict ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • The Clean Energy Voyage

    The United Nations Climate Convention meeting in Warsaw, Poland, comes with less than two years to go for governments to deliver on their promise of a universal new agreement by 2015 - this is the time for ambition rather than caution to define the international climate negotiations. We have in some ways been here before: the Copenhagen UN climate conference was also scheduled to deliver a ...

  • Port of London Authority Tidal Monitoring System - POLATIDE 5: Detailed - Case Study

    Introduction: Valeport and OceanWise have designed and delivered a complete tidal monitoring system, including tide gauges, telemetry equipment, servers, databases, system control, data management and display software, to the Port of London Authority. The system was installed in October 2013 and rigorous testing completed in February 2014.  Background: ...


    By Valeport Ltd

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