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Hermannsberg


Location

Reforestation area

Latitude 50.70
Longitude 10.61
Elevation 812 m a.s.l.

Overview

  • 2010 till present
  • Meteorology
  • Afforested after Windthrow

Description & History

The big Hermannsberg is a 867 m high hill in the south of the Thuringian Forest (District Schmalkalden-Meiningen, Germany).

After a hurricane with great windthrow damages the area was afforested. Accompanied for observing the succession of the area a weather station was built up. In April 2010 the Weatherstation was attached to a tree trunk, but had to be rebuilt to a tower in May 2012.

The Station is equipped with a Vaisala Weather Transmitter WXT, this is a compact and lightweight multi-sensor instrument, that measures the most essential weather parameters: air temperature and relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation (rain, its intensity - and even hail).

All data are logged and send via modem to Jena. They can be seen on the institutes weather site.

Variables & Instruments

Meteorology

  • Air temperature and relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction, precipitation - Weather Transmitter WXT, Vaisala
  • Photosynthetic active radiation - PAR sensor SKP 215/S, UP GmbH

Data acquisition

  • Meteorological data - datalogger CR23X, Campbell Scientific