Weather station on succession area in the Thuringian Forest
After hurricane Emma, a weather station was set up on the windbreak area at Hermannsberg in the Thuringian Forest in 2010 to accompany the observation of succession on the area with meteorological data.
Description & History
The large Hermannsberg is an 867 m high mountain in the south of the Thuringian Forest (municipality of Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Germany).
After a hurricane with large wind break damage, the area was reforested.
Accompanying the observation of the succession on this area, a weather station was set up. In April 2010, the weather station was attached to a tree stump, but the stump quickly became worn down, so the weather station was rebuilt to a small tower in May 2012.
The station is equipped with a Vaisala weather transmitter WXT, which is a compact and lightweight multisensor instrument that measures the main weather parameters: air temperature and relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation (rain, its intensity and even hail).
The weather station is powered by a solar panel.
All data are recorded and sent to Jena via modem. They can be viewed on the institute's weather page.
Elevation: 812 m a.s.l.
- 2010 until today
- Reforestation after wind breakage
Variables & Instruments
- Air temperature and relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation - Weather Transmitter WXT, Vaisala
- Photosynthetically active radiation - PAR sensor SKP 215/S, UP GmbH
- Meteorological data - Data logger CR23X, Campbell Scientific