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Relative Humidity: To Average, or Not to Average?

Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 01/30/2020 | Comentários: 2

relative humidity: to average, or not to average?

Have you ever been told not to average relative humidity (RH)? Have you ever created a data logger program with Short Cut and noticed that it does not allow you to average RH when you generate your data table? Do you know why? In this blog... Leia mais

Evolution Not Revolution: Updating an Established Product Range

Autor: Andrew Sandford | Ultima atualização: 01/06/2020 | Comentários: 0

evolution not revolution: updating an established product range

Imagine that you already have a winning sensor that has sold more than 15,000 units. As time passes, you realize that technology has evolved, but your sensor hasn’t. If you are objective in your product evaluation, you may determine that there is justification for the... Leia mais

Why Should You Use a Heated Sonic Anemometer?

Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 11/19/2019 | Comentários: 0

why should you use a heated sonic anemometer?

Are you ready to get heated? In this interview, Hayden Mahan, Product Manager of the Gas Flux and Turbulence Group, shares his excitement about our heated sonic anemometer (the new CSAT3BH) and why heat matters. Hayden was interviewed by Robin Deissinger, the blog editor. Interview... Leia mais

Soil CO2 Flux Measurements Made Easy

Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 06/24/2019 | Comentários: 0

soil co<sub>2</sub> flux measurements made easy

Patented technology enables a new sensor to measure soil CO2 flux directly, providing you with new flexibility to make your measurements. In this interview, Hayden Mahan, Gas Flux and Turbulence Product Manager, introduces us to the eosFD and explains how this sensor works. Hayden was... Leia mais

Taking In-Situ Soil Measurements to New Performance Depths

Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 04/17/2019 | Comentários: 0

taking in-situ soil measurements to new performance depths

Advances in technology and mechanical design offer vast improvements for those of you who need soil measurements at multiple depths—especially environmental researchers and anyone who works with environmental monitoring networks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the measurement challenges you may face... Leia mais

How to Create Custom Sensors in Short Cut

Autor: Jason Ritter | Ultima atualização: 02/27/2019 | Comentários: 1

how to create custom sensors in short cut

Have you ever wanted Short Cut to support more sensors? Although Short Cut supports many sensors, you may have found that the sensor you want to measure is not on the list. What do you do then? How do you add that sensor to your... Leia mais

New Product Support: Bifacial Plane of Array (BPOA), solar energy’s newest irradiance expression

Autor: Matt Perry | Ultima atualização: 12/12/2018 | Comentários: 1

new product support: bifacial plane of array (bpoa), solar energy’s newest irradiance expression

Plane of array irradiance (POA) is a well-known term used to quantify the incident irradiance on a given solar array. It is the parameter most directly related to the power output of a PV module and is used extensively in PV performance analysis and modeling... Leia mais

No Compromise: Quality Weather Measurements and Simplicity

Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 10/17/2018 | Comentários: 2

no compromise: quality weather measurements and simplicity

Can a simplified weather station solution still provide you with good measurements? In this interview, Alan Hinckley, Senior Application Scientist-Meteorologist, shares his excitement for the ClimaVUE™50 and how users of various backgrounds can benefit from its simplicity in capturing quality weather data. Alan was interviewed... Leia mais

A Safer Solution to Scrub Agents from Campbell Scientific Gas Analyzers

Autor: Ben Conrad | Ultima atualização: 06/25/2018 | Comentários: 0

a safer solution to scrub agents from campbell scientific gas analyzers

If you have an eddy-covariance system, you understand the importance of performing routine maintenance tasks so you can continue to acquire high-quality, consistently reliable data. Some of these maintenance tasks are straightforward, such as making sure that the optics on your gas analyzer are clean... Leia mais

Why Do Variable Wind Speed Readings Occur with a Constant Wind?

Autor: Jacob Davis | Ultima atualização: 01/31/2018 | Comentários: 4

why do variable wind speed readings occur with a constant wind?

At some point, you may have watched the real-time wind readings from your data logger and seen the wind speed bouncing back and forth. Then, you probably wondered if it really was that gusty outside. In many cases, what you are seeing is the resolution... Leia mais

Measuring the Sun More Accurately and Simply

Autor: Chod Stephens | Ultima atualização: 09/13/2017 | Comentários: 3

measuring the sun more accurately and simply

To help environmental researchers who measure solar radiation improve their measurements and simplify their lives, Campbell Scientific and Apogee Instruments teamed up to develop a new sensor. This new sensor combines features from higher-end blackbody thermopile pyranometers and lower-end silicon photocell pyranometers. The CS320 Digital Thermopile... Leia mais

Pyranometers: What You Need to Know

Autor: Alan Hinckley | Ultima atualização: 06/14/2017 | Comentários: 6

pyranometers: what you need to know

If you are considering using pyranometers in your measurement application, there are many things you should know about them and how they work. Having this information in hand will help ensure you select the type of pyranometer most suitable for the data you need for... Leia mais

Air Temperature and RH Sensors: What You Need to Know

Autor: Bart Nef | Ultima atualização: 05/17/2017 | Comentários: 8

air temperature and rh sensors: what you need to know

Although air temperature and relative humidity (RH) sensors provide the benefit of an economical means to collect measurement data for two parameters, there are some issues related to these sensors that you should be aware of. In this article, I’ll provide some background on air... Leia mais

Minimize Losses from Frost Using Direct Measurements

Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 02/08/2017 | Comentários: 0

minimize losses from frost using direct measurements

Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops? There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre. For a long time, many growers have monitored... Leia mais

The Most Rugged Air Temp/RH Sensor We Know of: the EE181

Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 12/14/2016 | Comentários: 0

the most rugged air temp/rh sensor we know of: the ee181

In this interview, Chod Stephens, the product manager for the new EE181-L, tells us why this new sensor is ideal for Campbell Scientific customers with deployment sites in extreme environments. Chod is the Technical Product Manager for the Environmental Group at Campbell Scientific, Inc. He... Leia mais

How to Find the Best Soil Water Content Sensor for Your Application

Autor: Jason Ritter | Ultima atualização: 07/06/2016 | Comentários: 4

how to find the best soil water content sensor for your application

Because there are many different types of soil water content sensors available, choosing the best one for your application may seem difficult or even confusing. To help you make your selection, it’s important to understand what soil water content sensors actually measure, what makes a... Leia mais

6 Tips to Protect Your Weather Station from Birds

Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 05/25/2016 | Comentários: 0

6 tips to protect your weather station from birds

You’ve got your weather station set up and running, your data is coming across just fine, and then a bird decides your station is a wonderful place to make a home. That’s great for the bird, but not so great for the performance of your... Leia mais

How to Select the Correct Pulse Type for Your Measurements

Autor: Jacob Davis | Ultima atualização: 04/21/2016 | Comentários: 0

how to select the correct pulse type for your measurements

Have you ever had a sensor work on a P (pulse) data logger terminal, but not on a C (control) terminal? Is the list of choices for the PConfig parameter in the PulseCount() instruction daunting? Campbell Scientific data loggers offer several options for measuring pulse... Leia mais

How to Convert Wind Directions in Degrees to Compass Directions

Autor: Jacob Davis | Ultima atualização: 01/06/2016 | Comentários: 2

how to convert wind directions in degrees to compass directions

Do you feel lost when sifting through wind direction data that is listed in degrees? For example, can you picture in your mind what direction 195 degrees is? Would it be easier if your data logger could put your data in compass directions instead? In... Leia mais

8 ET Station Components that Need Regular Maintenance

Autor: Bruce Smith | Ultima atualização: 09/23/2015 | Comentários: 0

8 et station components that need regular maintenance

Like most machines, automated weather stations require regular maintenance to provide you with better performance and longer life expectancy. A weather station designed to calculate evapotranspiration (ET) for commercial agriculture and irrigation scheduling has a number of components that require maintenance and calibration. Based on... Leia mais