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No Compromise: Quality Weather Measurements and Simplicity

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 10/17/2018 | Comments: 0

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... read more

A Safer Solution to Scrub Agents from Campbell Scientific Gas Analyzers

Author: Ben Conrad | Last Updated: 06/25/2018 | Comments: 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... read more

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

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/31/2018 | Comments: 2

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... read more

Measuring the Sun More Accurately and Simply

Author: Chod Stephens | Last Updated: 09/13/2017 | Comments: 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... read more

Pyranometers: What You Need to Know

Author: Alan Hinckley | Last Updated: 06/14/2017 | Comments: 2

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... read more

Air Temperature and RH Sensors: What You Need to Know

Author: Bart Nef | Last Updated: 05/17/2017 | Comments: 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... read more

Minimize Losses from Frost Using Direct Measurements

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 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... read more

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

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 07/06/2016 | Comments: 2

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... read more

6 Tips to Protect Your Weather Station from Birds

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 05/25/2016 | Comments: 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... read more

How to Select the Correct Pulse Type for Your Measurements

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 04/21/2016 | Comments: 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... read more

How to Create Custom Sensors in Short Cut

Author: Jason Ritter | Last Updated: 02/24/2016 | Comments: 0

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... read more

How to Convert Wind Directions in Degrees to Compass Directions

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 01/06/2016 | Comments: 0

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... read more

Automatic Water Sampler Maintenance Tips

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 07/29/2015 | Comments: 0

automatic water sampler maintenance tips

If you use automatic water-sampling equipment, consider performing a maintenance check-up during the month of August, which is National Water Quality Month in the U.S. When you perform a maintenance check-up, you can help ensure that your equipment is operating at an optimal level and that you... read more

How to Prevent Skipped Scans and a Sunburn

Author: Jacob Davis | Last Updated: 06/17/2015 | Comments: 3

how to prevent skipped scans and a sunburn

Through programming, relatively slow SDI-12 measurements can coexist, without problems, alongside fast measurements. To illustrate the need for accommodations in your data logger program, I will share the story of the worst sunburn I ever got. Southern Peru is near the Pacific Ocean, yet is... read more

How to Check the Accuracy of Your Solar Radiation Measurements

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 05/29/2015 | Comments: 0

how to check the accuracy of your solar radiation measurements

Solar radiation is an important measurement for many researchers and those who are monitoring their evapotranspiration values for irrigation purposes. If you have been wondering how accurate your solar radiation measurement is, Apogee Instruments (an associated company of Campbell Scientific) has a Clear Sky Calculator mobile... read more