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
- 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
- Meteorological data - datalogger CR23X, Campbell Scientific