On the rooftop of the building W2 on the Campus Wechloy ( Pos.: 53°9'8.38''N 8°9'57.68''E ) several meteorological and solar energy related instruments for scientific research are installed.
Sky Imager The cloud camera is the webcam-based surveillance camera Vivotek FE8172V. The fish eye lens allows a field of view of 180°. Images are collected and archived every 10 seconds. Cloud coverage and dominant cloud types are calculated automatically based on machine learning algorithms.
Photo: cloud camera with fish eye lens; Copyright: John Kalisch Temperature Air temperature and relative humidity are measured with a Theodor Friedrichs Typ 3031 in a ventilated housing. Wind speed and direction The wind measurement takes place in 6.5 meters above the roof with a cup anemometer and wind vane from the manufacturer Thies. Measurements are acquired every second but averaged for visualization to 10 minute averages.
Photo: wind measurements on Campus Wechloy. Copyright: Thomas Schmidt Global and Diffuse radiation Surface solar irradiance ( global and diffuse ) are measured with Kipp & Zonen CM11 pyranometers. The sensor for diffuse radiation is mounted on a suntracker with shadow balls in order to block the direct sun. Since december 2013 both sensors are actively ventilated to prevent water droplets and icing on its domes.
Direct normal radiation Direct Normal Radiation (DNI) is measured with the "normal incidence pyrheliometer" NIP from Eppley.
Photo: Sun tracker with Eppley NIP for measuring direct normal radiation; Copyright: John Kalisch Spectral radiationSpectrally resolved radiation is measured with a RAMSES ACC VIS of the manufacturer TRIOS. It measures in the range of 350 - 900 nm wavelength.
Foto: Spectral radiometer RAMSES. Copyright: Thomas Schmidt
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