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Pick a Memory Card, but Not Just Any Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/23/2020 | Comments: 0

pick a memory card, but not just any memory card

You may already know that you can add external data storage to your data logger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In... read more

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Storing Data to Memory Cards

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/22/2020 | Comments: 3

answers to 5 common questions about storing data to memory cards

You may use CompactFlash or microSD memory cards for external storage of your data logger data, but are you using your cards correctly? In this article, I’ll answer some common questions you may have about memory card usage. Recommended for You: If you haven’t done... read more

Monitoring the Performance of Bifacial Solar PV Panels: Challenges and Opportunity

Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 10/13/2020 | Comments: 0

monitoring the performance of bifacial solar pv panels: challenges and opportunity

When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring. Bifacial PV panels... read more

How to Obtain Vibrating-Wire Measurements in Environments with High Electromagnetic Noise

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/07/2020 | Comments: 0

how to obtain vibrating-wire measurements in environments with high electromagnetic noise

In 1997, I had my first introduction to using vibrating-wire piezometers to measure groundwater fluctuations. A large engineering firm was monitoring water level to ensure that construction of a large pipeline through the San Bernardino Mountains was not intruding on the groundwater. I was hired... read more

Why Data-Acquisition Systems Are Key Elements to Solar Projects

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 09/21/2020 | Comments: 2

why data-acquisition systems are key elements to solar projects

Solar photovoltaic (PV) monitoring projects often use a variety of sensors to gain information about the site performance and its available resources. To obtain this information, solar-monitoring sensors need to be connected to a database that can collect, evaluate, visualize, and interpret data from all... read more

Making Real-Time Crest Measurements

Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 09/08/2020 | Comments: 0

making real-time crest measurements

There are times during major weather events when we may hear the news reporter indicate the local river is expected to crest in the next 12 hours at an estimated stage level. What is a crest and a stage level, and how do they affect me? Basically,... read more

Weather Solutions for IEC 61724-1 Class A Solar Monitoring Systems

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0

weather solutions for iec 61724-1 class a solar monitoring systems

You may have heard of the IEC 61724-1 standard to promote international uniformity in PV (photovoltaic) system performance monitoring. But why was it created, and what does it mean for you? In this interview with PES (Power & Energy Solutions), Matt Perry, Technical Product Manager for... read more

How Can You Benefit from a Solar Monitoring System?

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/10/2020 | Comments: 0

how can you benefit from a solar monitoring system?

At Campbell Scientific, we understand the value of your solar energy farms and the necessity to keep these energy-producing facilities in top condition. To help you monitor their efficiency, we’ve designed innovative solar monitoring equipment that has been tested through deployments all over the world.... read more

Why Compromise if You Don’t Have to?

Author: Ryan Guerrero | Last Updated: 05/29/2020 | Comments: 0

why compromise if you don’t have to?

It’s 2020, and yet those of us who need water level monitoring and flood warning systems continue to face the quandary of choosing between easy-to-use stations OR flexible stations that can handle all our measurement and control needs. In the years of self-driving cars and telecommuting jobs,... read more

The Importance of Distributed Meteorological Data for Solar Farms

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 05/01/2020 | Comments: 0

the importance of distributed meteorological data for solar farms

On every utility-scale solar farm, it’s crucial to answer the fundamental question: how much solar radiation reaches the surface of the photovoltaic (PV) modules? These farms span hundreds of acres and in order to address this question, owners use meteorological monitoring stations and data loggers... read more

A Quick Comparison of the CR1000X, CR1000, and CR6 Dataloggers

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 03/19/2020 | Comments: 4

a quick comparison of the cr1000x, cr1000, and cr6 dataloggers

We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new data logger, how do you know which one is... read more

Relative Humidity: To Average, or Not to Average?

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 01/30/2020 | Comments: 2

relative humidity: to average, or not to average?

Have you ever been told not to average relative humidity (RH)? Have you ever created a data logger program with Short Cut and noticed that it does not allow you to average RH when you generate your data table? Do you know why? In this blog... read more

Evolution Not Revolution: Updating an Established Product Range

Author: Andrew Sandford | Last Updated: 01/06/2020 | Comments: 0

evolution not revolution: updating an established product range

Imagine that you already have a winning sensor that has sold more than 15,000 units. As time passes, you realize that technology has evolved, but your sensor hasn’t. If you are objective in your product evaluation, you may determine that there is justification for the... read more

It’s Time to Embrace the Hybrid

Author: Kevin Rhodes | Last Updated: 12/02/2019 | Comments: 0

it’s time to embrace the hybrid

Sometimes, it’s hard to let go. But if we don’t let go, we don’t have empty hands ready to embrace something new—even a data logger. The CR1000 Measurement and Control Datalogger (introduced in 2004) has been incredibly successful with installations on every continent of our planet.... read more

Why Should You Use a Heated Sonic Anemometer?

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 11/19/2019 | Comments: 0

why should you use a heated sonic anemometer?

Are you ready to get heated? In this interview, Hayden Mahan, Product Manager of the Gas Flux and Turbulence Group, shares his excitement about our heated sonic anemometer (the new CSAT3BH) and why heat matters. Hayden was interviewed by Robin Deissinger, the blog editor. Interview... read more

How to Fill the Road-Weather Information Gaps

Author: John Markham | Last Updated: 08/13/2019 | Comments: 0

how to fill the road-weather information gaps

Although there have been vast improvements in our ability to gather and use road-weather data, there are still, unfortunately, significant information gaps we must fill. In this blog article, we’ll look at the issues that hinder our current data acquisition and a solution for obtaining... read more

Soil CO2 Flux Measurements Made Easy

Author: Robin Deissinger | Last Updated: 06/24/2019 | Comments: 0

soil co<sub>2</sub> flux measurements made easy

Patented technology enables a new sensor to measure soil CO2 flux directly, providing you with new flexibility to make your measurements. In this interview, Hayden Mahan, Gas Flux and Turbulence Product Manager, introduces us to the eosFD and explains how this sensor works. Hayden was... read more

Taking In-Situ Soil Measurements to New Performance Depths

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 04/17/2019 | Comments: 0

taking in-situ soil measurements to new performance depths

Advances in technology and mechanical design offer vast improvements for those of you who need soil measurements at multiple depths—especially environmental researchers and anyone who works with environmental monitoring networks. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the measurement challenges you may face... read more

How to Easily Test Your Rain Gauge Calibration—and Avoid Errors

Author: Mike Nelson | Last Updated: 02/28/2019 | Comments: 2

how to easily test your rain gauge calibration—and avoid errors

Testing the calibration of your rain gauge is a simple process. But as you know, it’s also easy to introduce problems, such as incorporating simulated data as real data. In this article, we’ll review a useful feature that automates the testing process and can help... read more

Daylight Saving Time and Your Data Logger

Author: Janet Albers | Last Updated: 02/27/2019 | Comments: 9

daylight saving time and your data logger

Do you need to do anything to your data logger or software to compensate for the beginning of daylight saving time? Read this short article to find out! Residents of many parts of North America, and various areas around the world, continue to observe the practice... read more

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