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Symposium Year: 2012
Student(s): Jay Hemmis, Sam Simpson, Eric M. Miklosovich, Michael J. Cusick, Lorenzo A. Palomo, Erik D. Meininger, and Connor M. Woodring
Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Francis Precht
This study established a student-run hydrological and meteorological (i.e. climate/weather) field station in the Finzel Swamp Preserve to monitor weather conditions as they relate to water levels in the wetland. Students planned the location, construction, operation, and maintenance of the field station with guidance provided by their faculty mentor. Specific activities included:
The weather station consisted of a 3m tripod, rain gauge, wind speed, wind direction, temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure sensors. A fenced enclosure was provided to reduce potential damage to the sensor array. A water level sensor was suspended inside a 4 inch perforated plastic PVC pipe, sealed with a removable cap and placed in the main water outlet from the swamp forming the headwaters of the Savage River. Collected data will support future student undergraduate research studies.
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