The sensors of the IDEAS Lab

Find here an overview about the weather station at the IDEAS Lab

The “IDEAS Lab” is located in the Z_GIS, at the TechnoZ in Salzburg. It is a space especially designed to be used for knowledge
exchange and presentations in the field of GISciences. The weather station in the IDEAS Lab is used to demonstrate the functionality
of a wireless sensor network, as well as to do local testing of new systems.
All data about this weather station can be found online via the SOS (Sensor Observation Service) This SOS contains all data
of all the weatherstations which belong to the Landscapelab, which are sorted by different names. The sensors which are
presented at this site can be found at the SOS by “hydrolab01″. You can check out the data by
taking a look at a chart or by downloading the csv file.

The sensors presented on this site are located at the weather station at the TechnoZ in Salzburg, the headquarter of the Z_GIS. The red circle on the map marks the location.

The Ombrometer measures the amount of precipitation in a certain period of time.
The air temperature is measured in a ventilated case, to protect it from the solar radiation.
The wind direction sensor is north-oriented and detects the direction of the wind. The speed of the wind is an important parameter to calculate the evaporation.
The wind direction sensor is north-oriented and detects the direction of the wind. The speed of the wind is an important parameter to calculate the evaporation.
Soil moisture 1

Rainfall turns to surface runoff or percolates into the ground. How much water there already is in the ground and how much water is added after a certain amount of rainfall, can be measured with the soil moisture sensor (3). There are three sensors installed, in 25, 50 and 75cm below the surface.

Soil moisture 2

Rainfall turns to surface runoff or percolates into the ground. How much water there already is in the ground and how much water is added after a certain amount of rainfall, can be measured with the soil moisture sensor (3). There are three sensors installed, in 25, 50 and 75cm below the surface.

Soil temperature 1

In the same depths, the temperature of the soil is measured. The temperature can show, if the ground is frozen and it is also an indicator for evaporation.

Soil temperature 2

In the same depths, the temperature of the soil is measured. The temperature can show, if the ground is frozen and it is also an indicator for evaporation.