Environmental Monitoring of weather parameters to understand present conditions and, more importantly, to gather trend information in weather patterns is becoming increasingly important.
The usefulness of environmental monitoring spans virtually all industries and into the realms of research and development, from compliance with EPA standards on an industrial site through to the investigation and impact of climate change on a global scale.
While current weather forecasting is essential for day-to-day commercial and domestic use, the recording and analysis of environmental data extends far beyond the simple question of what weather to expect in the next few days.
Research into the subject of climate change and its effects on the immediate environment, the microclimate, can extend over the full range of weather parameters. The most commonly recorded parameters are rainfall, air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and solar radiation (sunlight).
Applications for this at a microclimate level include:
- Monitoring a rehabilitation area, ensuring the balance of homeostasis for stability in the ecology
- Creating and defining patterns of an environment that is showing signs of climate – affected depletion.
- Identifying trends for preventative measures
Environmental monitoring also extends to wide area (called mesoscale) monitoring. To do this, wind sensors must be mounted at ten metres above the ground to avoid any local climatic effects, and care taken in siting of the weather station as a whole. The sensors then measure the winds in the general area,
to identify the drift of potential air pollutants, sprays or odours and the effect of these in the wider area.
All of these applications as used for an environmental research project can just as easily focus towards industry for more specific compliance, production efficiency and health and safety reasons. Agriculture, landfill and mining can all benefit from an environmental report from a weather station that can:
- Identify the conditions on site
- Deem the site is suitable to commence industry
- Forewarn if there are threats such as undispersed gases or high rains for issues such as road conditions or leachates
Environdata manufactures weather stations to meet EPA requirements. They are suitable for all weather conditions and include features such as Remote Site Monitoring, long term data storage, solar power and multiple communication options.
Our unique ten-metre tilt down mast can be installed on any terrain without the need for cherry pickers or an elevated work platform, and is certified to meet cyclone and wind ratings up to 216 kph.
Environdata weather stations arrive as a modular kit, are easy to install, are Australian Made and easy to maintain.
Above all, they are accurate, reliable and can excel at your environmental monitoring needs.
Contact us today and discuss your individual requirements with our friendly staff.