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Automatic Weather Stations

The ECN protocol for meteorology using Automatic Weather Stations (MA)
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MA

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Site types that use this protocol

Terrestrial

All our terrestrial sites collect meteorological (weather) data using automatic weather stations (AWSs). These allow meteorological data to be collected at frequent intervals over long time periods, and are particularly suited to sites that are geographically remote, making manual meteorological recording unfeasible.

Our field activities

MARCH

In March activities at our terrestrial sites pick up after the winter. We start monitoring frog pools, moths and spiders, and prepare for ground beetle recording in April. At freshwater sites the winter measurements continue.

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A moth light trap © CEH
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