Weather Station

enlarged photo of ERC weather stationSince 1979 the Ecology Research Center has been a site where weather and atmospheric chemistry data are recorded. Today, this weather station is managed by the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability (IES) as part of its public outreach and monitoring mission.

Daily and weekly monitoring by IES students and staff is funded by several national agencies (U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) and serves the needs of the National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (precipitation chemistry) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) U.S. Weather Service.

Other data collected include ozone monitoring, dry deposition chemistry, solar radiation, temperature, and precipitation. For more information about this station, contact Dr. Jonathan Levy (levyj@MiamiOH.edu) at the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability.

Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)

1982-2006 [data]

  • precipitation quantity
  • air temperature
  • relative humidity

National Atmospheric Deposition Program/National Trends Network (NADP/NTN)

1984-present [data]

  • precipitation quantity
  • precipitation quality

1987-present

  • wet deposition
  • dry deposition

National Atmospheric Deposition Program/Atmospheric Integrated Research Monitoring Network (NADP/AIRMoN)

[1992-2000] [data]

  • precipitation quantity
  • precipitation quality


Please contact us for more information regarding the availability of the meteorological data collected at the Ecology Research Center.

Instrumentation

The current instrumentation in the ERC includes at least one of each of the following:

  • Stevenson screen instrument shelter
  • National Weather Service 8-inch precipitation stick gage
  • Belfort Model 5-780 12-inch dual-traverse rain gage
  • 4-inch plastic rain gage
  • Aerochem Metrics Model 301 wet/dry deposition collector
  • dataloggers
  • evaporation pan and hook gage
  • hygrothermograph
  • 7-day strip chart
  • 24-hour strip chart
  • anemometer
  • ozone analyzer
  • filter-pack system
  • other sensors