Avalanche Warning – Instruments for Cold Region Monitoring and Research
From single stations to large networks, Campbell Scientific’s automated weather stations provide real-time weather and snow depth data to those assessing avalanche potential. These systems see use in and around ski areas, winter recreation areas, mountain towns, major highways, and other critical infrastructure.
Long-term, unattended station operation is achieved with low-power use, batteries and solar panels, wireless data retrieval, and large onboard data storage capacity. Fitted with snow depth sensors or attached to custom snow condition sensors, weather stations report snow conditions and meteorological conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Almost any sensor can be measured by Campbell Scientific dataloggers, allowing stations to be customized for each site. Typical sensors used with these weather stations include, but are not limited to: Relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, air temperature, water temperature, soil temperature, precipitation, snow depth, barometric pressure, and soil moisture, as well as strain gauges, accelerometers, pressure transducers, GPS receivers, linear potentiometers, and many more.
We offer multiple communications options for data retrieval, allowing stations to meet exact needs. Telecommunication options include radio frequency, satellite (Argos, GOES, Inmarsat-C), telephone (landline, voice-synthesized, cellular), short-haul, and multidrop. On-site options include storage module, laptop computer, and datalogger keyboard/display. Robust error-checking and low-power use ensure your data arrives uncorrupted and as scheduled. We can even help you post your data to the Internet.
Campbell Scientific’s Windows-based software simplifies datalogger programming, data retrieval, and report generation. The datalogger program can be modified at any time to accommodate different sensor configurations or new data processing requirements.
Related Link: Utah Avalanche Center