IWER Field Station
Dyacon Weather Station
The Institute’s weather station is here! The station measures key environmental parameters, including precipitation, air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, windspeed and direction, solar radiation and soil moisture. These environmental data allow us to monitor local weather conditions and to compile long-term climate records of the region. Long-term records help us accurately predict weather patterns, evaluate the impact of weather conditions on local wetland systems and offer insight into the potential damages of increased storm activity.
The weather station is programmed to collect measurements every ten minutes! Live readings can be viewed on the Institute’s Dyacon webpage.
In-Situ Level Loggers and Multiparameter Sondes
The IWER field station has several data level loggers and multiparameter sondes. Data level loggers continuously record changes in water level, water pressure and temperature. Our goal is to deploy these loggers within the Institute’s stormwater pond, rain garden, in Lake Beresford and nearby groundwater wells.
Multiparameter sondes can be equipped with a variety of different sensors, including temperature, conductivity, pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), turbidity, chloride, nitrate, ammonium, chlorophyll a (Chl-a) and blue green algae (BGA-PC). With the flexibility for both short and long-term deployments, these sondes serve as an excellent resource for studying water quality at local and regional scales.
Like the level loggers, the sondes will be deployed within the Institute’s stormwater pond and in Lake Beresford to actively monitor water quality. Additionally, sondes can be used for grab/spot sampling and serve as a resource for student-led research projects.
Data collected from deployed level loggers and multiparameter sondes can be viewed on the Institute’s HydroVu webpage!