The sensors of the Landscapelab

Find here an overview about the main measurement station at the Meindlbauer in Koppl.

All data about this weather station can be found online via the SOS (Sensor Observation Service).  This SOS contains all data of all the weather stations 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 “hydro04”, “hydro08” and “SommerSPA”. 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 main weather station at the Meindlbauer in Koppl. The red circle on the map marks the location.

 

 

 

The Ombrometer measures the amount of precipitation in a certain period of time.
The groundwater level is dependent of the precipitation and its percolation in the soil. By using the pressure sensor, the groundwater level and its behavior can be comprehensible.
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.
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.
The solar radiation is an important parameter to calculate the amount of evaporated water. It is the amount of water, which is transferred back into the atmosphere and has no impact on the earth’s surface.
The air temperature is measured in a ventilated case, to protect it from the solar radiation.
The snow height is measured by the runtime velocity of the ultrasonic waves of the ultrasound sensor.
The density of the snow and its amount of water and ice are measured by three copper strings, located in the white bands. To know the amount of water in the snow, is useful to estimate the amount of water that occurs after the snowmelt.
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.
Nockstein Webcam:
The webcam shows differences in the landscape, for example the distribution of snow.
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Meindlbauer Webcam:
The webcam shows differences in the landscape, for example the distribution of snow.
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Nutrients in the water are important for plant growth, but too much nutrients lead to a pollution of rivers and lakes. Especially during the snowmelt season and heavy rainfall events, a lot of phosphorus is, due to high runoff, transported into the Mondsee lake. This leads to ecological health problems of the lake. To derive a better understanding of the relation of phosphorus in water, the water quality is measured by using the “Water Insitu Analyzer”.
The weather is the leading factor of how much water is transported through meadows and rivers into lakes. The Sontek IQ Plus (13) helps to measure the temperature, the level and the flowrate of the water in the Plainfelderbach. By knowing the amount of water flowing through the river in a certain period of time, it is possible to collect data about flooding events in real time.
A change of the weather can be predicted through fluctuations of the atmospheric pressure.
The relative atmospheric moisture shows the water saturation dependent on the temperature.
The relative atmospheric moisture shows the water saturation dependent on the temperature.