The sensors at the SONY DADC company in Thalgau

Find here an overview about the weather station at SONY DADC

The landscape lab and the SONY DADC company in thalgau are cooperating in establishing a new weather station at the parkinglot area of the company. The sensors have been installed in June 2017 and the measurements can be found now in the SOS in almost realtime, online via the SOS (Sensor Observation Service). This SOS contains all data of all the weather stations which belong to the Landscape Lab. The sensors which are presented at this site can be found at the SOS by “sonyagri01″. 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 parking lot of the SONY DADC company in Thalgau, Salzburg. The red circle on the map marks the location.

 

The Ombrometer measures the amount of precipitation in a certain period of time.
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 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.
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.