The SNOTEL data acquisition system measures the sensors with Campbell Scientific's dataloggers, then transmits the data using MeteorBurst Communications Master Stations in Boise, Idaho and Ogden, Utah. They collect snowpack and other weather data from approximately 700 sites in the mountains of the Western United States. The data is used to generate water supply forecasts for farmers.


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Case Study Summary

Application

Snowpack measurement and water supply forecasting

Location

Mountain regions of 11 Western US states

Contributors

Dale Smith

Participating Organizations

MeteorComm

Measured Parameters

Snow-water equivalent, snow depth, snow weight, precipitation, temperature, wind speed, wind direction

Controlled Devices

MeteorComm 545B Radio