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7 Weather Station Installation Mistakes to Avoid
Webinar - May 26, 2020

7 Weather Station Installation Mistakes to Avoid

Rookie mistakes that ruin your research

Ever spent hours carefully installing your weather station in the field and then come back only to discover you made mistakes that compromised the installation? Or worse, find out months later that you can’t be confident in the quality of your data? Our scientists have over 100 years of combined experience installing sensors in the field, and we’ve learned a lot about what to do and what not to do during an installation.

Best practices for higher accuracy

Join Dr. Doug Cobos in this 20-minute webinar as he discusses weather station installation considerations and best practices you don’t want to miss. Learn:

  • General siting and installation best practices
  • Installation recommendations from WMO and other standards organizations
  • Common installation mistakes
  • How to identify installation mistakes in your data
  • Microclimate variability and how to pick a representative location
  • Troubleshooting at the site
  • Types of metadata you should always collect

 

 

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Presenter:

Dr. Cobos is a Research Scientist and the Director of Research and Development at METER.  He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University where he co-teaches Environmental Biophysics.  Doug’s Masters Degree from Texas A&M and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota focused on field-scale fluxes of CO2 and mercury, respectively.  Doug was hired at METER to be the Lead Engineer in charge of designing the Thermal and Electrical Conductivity Probe (TECP) that flew to Mars aboard NASA’s 2008 Phoenix Scout Lander.  His current research is centered on instrumentation development for soil and plant sciences.

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