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Automatic Weather Stations

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


Protocol file


Site types that use this protocol


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


Now that autumn has arrived the ECN fieldwork calendar begins to quieten down. We cease monitoring most terrestrial invertebrates apart from spiders. In rivers and lakes we make the last freshwater invertebrate survey of the year.

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Wytham in the autumn (fall). Photo: Denise Pallett