Hot Spots in a Cold Land

Hot Spots in a Cold Land

This blog post was co-authored by Dr. Julia Boike and her team (AWI) and Zhila Rashidi (Eosense) Polygonal ponds in Siberian permafrost and their effect on CO2 emissions The Lena River Delta in northern Yakutia, northeast Siberia, Russia, is one of the largest catchment areas (2,430,000 km2) in the Arctic. The bed of Lena Delta […]

Sizing Solar Power for Off-grid Field Studies – Part 2

Sizing Solar Power for Off-grid Field Studies – Part 2

The next step is determine the amount of solar energy available at the deployment site. This consists of three main components: the angle and timing of sun (which can be calculated for any location on earth based on the latitude, longitude and date), the meteorological effects (which can be calculated for areas near a weather station based on historical data), and the shading effects of the local topography…

Sizing Solar Power for Off-grid Field Studies – Part I

Sizing Solar Power for Off-grid Field Studies – Part I

Part one of a three part series. This article takes you through the necessary considerations for a solar-powered field station. Selecting a solar panel, charge controller, and battery suited to supply power to a remote data collection site can be a challenging task, even for an experienced user. One of the problems is that most […]

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