Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 articles authored by: Dirk Baker
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 07/29/2022 | Comments: 3
About a year ago (May 2021), I installed a weather station next to the National Weather Service’s (NWS) official station at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park (California, USA). To familiarize yourself with this project, read my previous article. The purposes of this installation... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 06/21/2021 | Comments: 4
In this article, I'll share my experience collaborating on a research project to record some extreme weather conditions that may even set a world record!
On August 16, 2020, the weather station located at Furnace Creek in Death Valley National Park (California, USA) recorded a temperature... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 03/05/2021 | Comments: 0
In this article, I’ll explain how errors can occur when measuring the precipitation amount, discuss a correction approach, and demonstrate how an algorithm can be used to design high-quality tipping bucket rain gauges.
Liquid precipitation (rain) is at once one of the simplest measurements mechanically and... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 01/30/2020 | Comments: 2
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
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 04/17/2019 | Comments: 0
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
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 10/03/2017 | Comments: 5
You may be familiar with R for data processing and analysis. But do you know how to easily import data that is in Campbell Scientific’s TOA5 format into R? In this article, I’ll briefly discuss R and TOA5, and then share a function to create... read more
Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 02/08/2017 | Comments: 0
Are you concerned about frost damage to your crops?
There are a number of high-value crops that are critically vulnerable to frost damage. Especially on buds, flowers, and early fruit, frost can cost growers thousands of dollars per acre.
For a long time, many growers have monitored... read more