CTS has supplied 21 weather stations for the Biota research project. These weather stations are designed according to world meteorological standard.
Each station consists of:
- Wind Speed and Direction Sensor
- Irradiance Sensor
- Humidity/Ambient Temperature Sensor
- Barometric Pressure Sensor
- Ground Temperature Sensor
- Leaf Wetness Sensor
- Rain Bucket
The weather stations are equipment with the CR1000 logger from Campbell Scientific. Special software has been developed to allow automatic transmission of the weather data to a server based in Germany via GPRS using the local GSM network. Software updates can be done remotely minimizing travel.
Weather data can be viewed at: www.sasscalweathernet.org