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Meteorological Instrumentation Setups and Measurements in Mica

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									Meteorological Instrumentation
Setups and Measurements in
   Mica Creek Watershed

    Wenguang Zhao and Russell J. Qualls


        Idaho NSF EPSCoR Project
A. Tower:
  130ft (40m) high
B. Instruments on the Tower:

 1. Q7 net radiometer: net radiation.
 2. Li-Cor 200X: global radiation.
 3. Li-Cor 190SB: PAR.
 4. HMP45C: air temperature & humidity.
 5. RM Young 5103: wind speed & direction.
 6. CSAT-3: 3D anemometer.
 7. Li-Cor 7500: H2O & CO2 concentration
 8. TCs: air temperature profile
B. Instruments on the Tower (Cont.):
C. Subsurface Instruments:

 1. HFT-3: soil heat fluxes.
 2. CS616: soil water content profiles (6 layers
             down to 110cm depth).
 3. TCs: soil temperature profiles (6 layers
             down to 110cm depth).
D. Preliminary Results:
1. Battery Voltage:
                      15



                      14



                      13
Battery Voltage (V)




                      12


                      11



                      10



                       9

                                                                                        Batt_Voltage (V)
                       8
                      10/24/05   11/03/05   11/13/05   11/23/05   12/03/05   12/13/05     12/23/05     01/02/06
                                                         Date (mm/dd/yy)
2. Air Temperature and Relative Humidity:
                           25                                                                              110


                           20                                                                              100


                           15                                                                              90
Air Temperature (Deg. C)




                           10                                                                              80


                            5                                                                              70




                                                                                                                 RH (%)
                            0                                                                              60


                            -5                                                                             50


                           -10                                                                             40


                           -15                                                                             30
                                                                                       AirTC_Avg (Deg.C)
                                                                                       RH_Avg (%)
                           -20                                                                              20
                            10/24/05   11/3/05   11/13/05   11/23/05   12/3/05   12/13/05   12/23/05   1/2/06
                                                             Date (mm/dd/yy)
      3. Air Temperature and Vapor Pressure:
                           25                                                                                1.2


                           20
                                                                                                             1
                           15
Air Temperature (Deg. C)




                           10                                                                                0.8




                                                                                                                   VP (kPa)
                            5
                                                                                                             0.6
                            0


                            -5                                                                               0.4


                           -10
                                                                                                             0.2
                           -15
                                       AirTC_Avg (Deg.C)
                                       VP (air) kPa
                           -20                                                                                0
                            10/24/05     11/3/05   11/13/05   11/23/05   12/3/05   12/13/05   12/23/05   1/2/06
                                                               Date (mm/dd/yy)
4. Wind Speed:
                     7

                               WS_ms_Avg (m/s)
                     6


                     5
 Wind Speed (m/s)




                     4


                     3


                     2


                     1


                     0
                    10/24/05     11/03/05   11/13/05   11/23/05   12/03/05   12/13/05   12/23/05   01/02/06
                                                         Date (mm/dd/yy)
    5. Solar Radiation, Net Radiation & PAR:
                   600                                                                                 2400
                                                                            SlrW_Avg (W/m²)
                                                                            NR_Wm2_Avg (W/m²)
                   500                                                      PAR_Den_Avg (µmol/s/m²)    2000


                   400                                                                                 1600
Radiation (W/m²)




                                                                                                               PAR (µmol/s/m²)
                   300                                                                                 1200


                   200                                                                                 800


                   100                                                                                 400


                      0                                                                                0


                   -100                                                                                 -400
                     10/24/05   11/03/05   11/13/05   11/23/05   12/03/05   12/13/05   12/23/05   01/02/06
                                                        Date (mm/dd/yy)
    5. Solar Radiation, Net Radiation & PAR (cont):
                   500                                                                             2000
                                                                         SlrW_Avg (W/m²)
                                                                         NR_Wm2_Avg (W/m²)
                                                                         PAR_Den_Avg (µmol/s/m²)
                   400                                                                             1600



                   300                                                                             1200
Radiation (W/m²)




                                                                                                           PAR (µmol/s/m²)
                   200                                                                             800



                   100                                                                             400



                      0                                                                            0



                   -100                                                                             -400
                     11/19/05   11/20/05   11/21/05       11/22/05    11/23/05    11/24/05    11/25/05
                                                      Date (mm/dd/yy)
6. Soil Water Content:
                              0.3



                             0.25
Soil Water Contant (m3/m3)




                              0.2



                             0.15



                              0.1
                                                                                               VW_Avg(1) 110cm
                                                                                               VW_Avg(2) 70cm
                             0.05                                                              VW_Avg(3) 40cm
                                                                                               VW_Avg(4) 20cm
                                                                                               VW_Avg(5) 10cm
                                                                                               VW_Avg(6) 5cm
                               0
                              10/24/05   11/3/05   11/13/05   11/23/05    12/3/05   12/13/05     12/23/05   1/2/06
                                                                Date (mm/dd/yy)
7. Soil Temperature:
                            16
                                                                                             TC_1 soil 110cm
                            14                                                               TC_2 soil 70cm
                                                                                             TC_3 soil 40cm
                                                                                             TC_4 soil 20cm
                            12
                                                                                             TC_5 soil 10cm
                                                                                             TC_6 soil 5cm
Soil Temperature (Deg. C)




                            10
                                                                                             TC_7 soil 2.5cm
                                                                                             TC_8 soil 2.5cm
                             8
                                                                                             TC_9 soil surface

                             6

                             4

                             2

                             0

                            -2

                             -4
                            10/24/05   11/3/05   11/13/05   11/23/05    12/3/05   12/13/05    12/23/05      1/2/06
                                                              Date (mm/dd/yy)
8. Air Temperature Profile:
                             10




                              5
Air Temp. Profile (Deg. C)




                              0

                                                                                                TC_10 AirT 40m
                                                                                                TC_11 AirT 35m
                                                                                                TC_12 AirT 30m
                                                                                                TC_13 AirT 25m
                              -5                                                                TC_14 AirT 20m
                                                                                                TC_15 AirT 15m
                                                                                                TC_16 AirT 10m
                                                                                                TC_17 AirT 8m
                                                                                                TC_18 AirT 6m
                                                                                                TC_19 AirT 5m
                                                                                                TC_20 AirT 4m
                             -10                                                                TC_21 AirT 3m
                                                                                                TC_22 AirT 2.5m
                                                                                                TC_23 AirT 2.0m
                                                                                                TC_24 AirT 1.5m
                                                                                                TC_25 AirT 1.0m
                                                                                                TC_26 AirT 0.5m
                             -15
                              11/23/05   11/28/05   12/3/05   12/8/05   12/13/05   12/18/05   12/23/05     12/28/05   1/2/06
                                                                    Date (mm/dd/yy)
8. Air Temperature Profile (cont.):
                             10
                                        TC_10 AirT 40m
                                        TC_11 AirT 35m
                                        TC_12 AirT 30m
                                        TC_13 AirT 25m
                                        TC_14 AirT 20m
                              5         TC_15 AirT 15m
                                        TC_16 AirT 10m
                                        TC_17 AirT 8m
                                        TC_18 AirT 6m
Air Temp. Profile (Deg. C)




                                        TC_19 AirT 5m
                                        TC_20 AirT 4m
                                        TC_21 AirT 3m
                              0         TC_22 AirT 2.5m
                                        TC_23 AirT 2.0m
                                        TC_24 AirT 1.5m
                                        TC_25 AirT 1.0m
                                        TC_26 AirT 0.5m
                              -5




                             -10




                             -15
                              12/7/05      12/8/05        12/9/05   12/10/05   12/11/05   12/12/05   12/13/05   12/14/05
                                                                      Date (mm/dd/yy)
9. Corresponding Wind Speed:
                    7

                              WS_ms_Avg (m/s)
                    6



                    5
Wind Speed (m/s)




                    4


                    3



                    2



                    1



                    0
                   12/07/05     12/08/05   12/09/05   12/10/05   12/11/05   12/12/05   12/13/05   12/14/05
                                                        Date (mm/dd/yy)
10. Air Temperature Profile (cont.):
                            15




                            10
 Air Temperature (Deg. C)




                             5
                                                                                                  TC_10 AirT 40m
                                                                                                  TC_11 AirT 35m
                                                                                                  TC_12 AirT 30m
                                                                                                  TC_13 AirT 25m
                             0                                                                    TC_14 AirT 20m
                                                                                                  TC_15 AirT 15m
                                                                                                  TC_16 AirT 10m
                                                                                                  TC_17 AirT 8m
                                                                                                  TC_18 AirT 6m
                                                                                                  TC_19 AirT 5m
                                                                                                  TC_20 AirT 4m
                             -5                                                                   TC_21 AirT 3m
                                                                                                  TC_22 AirT 2.5m
                                                                                                  TC_23 AirT 2.0m
                                                                                                  TC_24 AirT 1.5m
                                                                                                  TC_25 AirT 1.0m
                                                                                                  TC_26 AirT 0.5m
                            -10
                             03/01/06   03/06/06   03/11/06     03/16/06        03/21/06   03/26/06       03/31/06
                                                              Date (mm/dd/yy)
11. Comparison of 40 m Air Temperature
     Measured From HMP and TC
                            15



                            10
 Air Temperature (Deg. C)




                             5



                             0



                             -5



                            -10

                                                                                                  AirTC_Avg (Deg.C)
                                                                                                  TC_10 AirT 40m
                            -15
                             11/23/05   11/28/05   12/3/05   12/8/05   12/13/05   12/18/05   12/23/05   12/28/05   1/2/06
                                                                   Date (mm/dd/yy)
E. Questions?

								
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