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Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Via the web at www.Georgiaweather.net
REQUEST PROCEDURE
1. Via the web at www.Georgiaweather.net for current conditions and most recent data. 2. Contact Gerrit Hoogenboom via gerrit@uga.edu for historical data.
Surface In-Situ Networks
The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network was established in 1991 by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences of the University of Georgia. The objective of the AEMN is to collect reliable weather information for agricultural and environmental applications. Each station monitors air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, soil temperature at 2, 4, and 8 inch depths, atmospheric pressure, and soil moisture every 1 second. Data are summarized at 15 minute intervals and at midnight a daily summary is calculated. A microcomputer at the Georgia Experiment Station initiates telephone calls to each station periodically and downloads the recorded data. The data are processed immediately and disseminated via the world wide web ( www.Georgiaweather.net)
CONTACT
Gerrit Hoogenboom
The University of Georgia
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering 1109 Experiment Street Griffin Georgia 30223
1-770-228-7216
gerrit@uga.edu
www.GerritHoogenboom.com
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameAEMN
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeOther (explain below)
LocationGeorgia
Number of Stations78
Map of Stationswww.Georgiaweather.net
Categorymeteorology, radiation, soil
Parameters (Most)air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, wind speed, wind direction, soil temperature, air pressure, soil moisture
Paramters (Limited)net radiation, pan evaporation
ArchiveAvailable upon request
Period of Record1991-present
Temporal Resolution15 minute
Data SeasonAt least every 60 minutes
Data AvailabilityImmediately
Other PurposesResearch; Outeach and Extension; Decision Support
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Hoogenboom, G. 1996. The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. p. 343-346. In: Preprints 22nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology with Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology. American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Hoogenboom, G. 2000. The Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network. 2000. p. 24-25. In: Preprints 24rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. American Meteorological Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
REMARKS
The network continues to expand based on requests from users and stakeholders. A weather station was installed in December, 2008 on the University of Georgia Campus in Costa Rica. Weather data for this station can be obtained in near-real time from our web site.
UPDATED ON
16 Mar 2010 10:53