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    Author(s): David Y. Hollinger
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Hoover, Coeli M., ed. Field measurements for forest carbon monitoring: A landscape-scale approach. New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media: 27-35.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    Environmental measurements are useful for detecting climatic trends, understanding how the environment influences biological processes, and as input to ecosystem models. Landscape-scale monitoring requires a suite of environmental measures for all of these purposes, including air and soil temperature, humidity, wind speed, precipitation and soil moisture, and different aspects of solar radiation. This chapter discusses sensor characteristics, including accuracy and precision, and also provides an overview of electronic data loggers, power systems, towers, and lightning protection. A list of sensors suitable for installation at landscape-scale monitoring sites and manufacturers is included.

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    Citation

    Hollinger, David Y. 2008. Meteorological measurements Chapter 3. In: Hoover, Coeli M., ed. Field measurements for forest carbon monitoring: A landscape-scale approach. New York, NY: Springer Science + Business Media: 27-35.

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