Climate and its variations have a huge effect on the trillion-dollar economy of California. The Desert Research Institute’s Western Regional Climate Center is installing weather stations around the state to add to knowledge of climate in the state, and disseminate this information for public, policy, and technical use. Other organizations interested in climate research have also joined the project.
The new weather stations take advantage of the CR1000 datalogger’s reliability, low power use, and measurement flexibility. The stations measure temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, relative humidity, solar radiation, snow depth, and soil temperature. This project represents a great leap forward for climate study in this area.