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Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 03/05/2021 | Comentários: 0
In this article, I’ll explain how errors can occur when measuring the precipitation amount, discuss a correction approach, and demonstrate how an algorithm can be used to design high-quality tipping bucket rain gauges.
Liquid precipitation (rain) is at once one of the simplest measurements mechanically and... Leia mais
Autor: Ajay Singh | Ultima atualização: 10/13/2020 | Comentários: 0
When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring.
Bifacial PV panels... Leia mais
Autor: Mike Nelson | Ultima atualização: 09/08/2020 | Comentários: 0
There are times during major weather events when we may hear the news reporter indicate the local river is expected to crest in the next 12 hours at an estimated stage level.
What is a crest and a stage level, and how do they affect me?
Basically,... Leia mais
Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 01/30/2020 | Comentários: 2
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
Autor: Andrew Sandford | Ultima atualização: 01/06/2020 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 11/19/2019 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 06/24/2019 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 04/17/2019 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Jason Ritter | Ultima atualização: 02/27/2019 | Comentários: 2
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
Autor: Matt Perry | Ultima atualização: 12/12/2018 | Comentários: 1
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
Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 10/17/2018 | Comentários: 2
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
Autor: Ben Conrad | Ultima atualização: 06/25/2018 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Jacob Davis | Ultima atualização: 01/31/2018 | Comentários: 4
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
Autor: Chod Stephens | Ultima atualização: 09/13/2017 | Comentários: 3
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
Autor: Alan Hinckley | Ultima atualização: 06/14/2017 | Comentários: 9
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
Autor: Bart Nef | Ultima atualização: 05/17/2017 | Comentários: 8
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
Autor: Dirk Baker | Ultima atualização: 02/08/2017 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 12/14/2016 | Comentários: 0
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
Autor: Jason Ritter | Ultima atualização: 07/06/2016 | Comentários: 4
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
Autor: Robin Deissinger | Ultima atualização: 05/25/2016 | Comentários: 0
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