FBES/OEB/SenPEP meteorological station

Facility/equipment: Equipment

    Equipments Details


    A weather station located in the research field at the Viikki Campus of the University of Helsinki.

    Differently to standard meteorological stations data are logged for most variables at 1 min intervals, as means of 12 measurements taken at 5 s intervals. Hourly and daily summaries are also stored.

    Currently the station logs more than 40 variables, a few of them from multiple sensors. Special emphasis is on solar radiation, with measurements of photon irradiance for UV-B, UV-A, blue, red and far-red, and global energy irradiance. Differently to measurements of erythemal, i.e., biologically effective UV radiation more commonly available, UV-A and UV-B irradiances are measured separately and without applying a spectral weighting function.

    With the most recent upgrade we started measurements of the profile of soil temperature, water content and electrical conductivity. Surface temperature is measured on vegetation and/or bare soil with non-contact (infrared) sensors.

    The usual air temperature, water vapour pressure, atmospheric pressure, wind speed, wind direction and rainfall are also recorded. The data are available on request. The radiation data for the winter period are less reliable than for the growth season, and there are also some gaps in past winters for all variables.

    Type of research infrastructure

    • Resource
    • Equipment

    Fields of Science and Free Keywords

    • 1171 Geosciences
    • solar radiation
    • meteorology
    • 4111 Agronomy
    • agrometeorology
    • 1172 Environmental sciences
    • solar radiation
    • meteorology
    • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
    • solar radiation
    • meteorology
    • 11831 Plant biology
    • photobiology
    • thermobiology
    • soil
    • atmosphere
    • canopy

    ESFRI thematic areas

    • Biological and Medical Sciences
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Physical Sciences and Engineering

    UH research infrastructure classification

    • Research Laboratory