Station Technical Information
The Bushland meteorology station is solar-powered and uses equipment primarily from
Campbell Scientific (CS) to read sensors, store and process data, and provide telemetry. A
CR1000X data logger is used to measure and store data from a
variety of sensors and allow operator control of the station functions.
Data are automatically retrieved every 15 minutes from the station using a Windows version of
Loggernet Admin. This allows for a robust and
secure communication system. The near-real-time data display is achieved through RTMC-Pro.
Information on the Diagnostic Pages is updated every 15 minutes. Measurements and calculations are made every 5 seconds.
On the RTMC plots shown on these pages, battery voltage is measured by both the CR1000X datalogger and a CH201 12 V Charging Regulator.
The CH201 also measures the solar panel voltage of the SP20 20-W solar panel and the Weize 100-W solar panel, as well as the battery,
load, and solar panel currents. Finally, the CH201 and the CR1000X measure their own internal temperatures.