Temperature (Atmosphere) – temperature in °C, 1.8 m above the ground, facing north
Temperature (Soil) – measures soil temperature at specified depth in °C, approx. 10-12 cm below ground
PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) – this sensor measures the number of photons available per m2/s that assist in plant photosynthesis, sensor sits approx. 2.15 m above ground facing south
RH (Relative Humidity) – % of moisture in the air, measured approx. 1.8 m above ground
Pressure (Atmospheric) – pressure as measured in mbar, where average sea level pressure is 1013 mbar
Water Content (Soil Moisture) – measures the volume of water in soil as m3 (water)/ m3 (soil), where 0 to 0.1 m3/m3 is oven dry to dry soil and >0.3 m3/m3 is wet to saturated soil, approx. 10-20 cm below ground
Wetness (Leaf Wetness) – senses moisture (rain/dew/etc.) that would collect on leaves, 0 (dry) – 100 % (wet), 0.6 m above ground
Precipitation (mm) – this sensor measures the mm of precipitation received in the logging interval, bucket located 1 m above ground
Dew Point – determines the temperature at which condensation of moisture in air would occur (based on temperature and RH)
Wind Speed – measured in metres/second, average wind speed over logging interval, 2 m above ground
Gust Speed – measure in metres/second, fastest 2 second gust over logging interval
Nipissing University sits on the territory of Nipissing First Nation, the territory of the Anishnabek, within lands protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850.
We are grateful to be able to live and learn on these lands with all our relations.