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4 Reasons Why Continuous Learning Is Critical for Environmental Monitoring

Author: Ramatoulaye Nabi | Last Updated: 02/01/2024 | Comments: 0

4 reasons why continuous learning is critical for environmental monitoring

In the ever-evolving landscape of environmental monitoring, staying ahead of the curve is not just a luxury but a necessity. As technology advances at an unprecedented pace, organisations must equip their employees with the skills and knowledge to effectively use emerging tools and navigate the... read more

How to Easily Replace and Update a CS223 Sensor Head

Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 01/15/2024 | Comments: 0

how to easily replace and update a cs223 sensor head

Campbell Scientific’s CS223 Pt-1000 Class A, Back-of-Module Temperature Sensor (discontinued effective 31 October 2023) has been replaced by the CS241 Pt-1000 Class A, Back-of-Module Temperature Sensor. When needed, you can replace the CS223 sensor head with a CS241 head without having to replace the entire... read more

Why Is the CR6 the Preferred Automated Monitoring Platform for Geotechnical Applications Worldwide?

Author: Michael Adams | Last Updated: 01/08/2024 | Comments: 0

why is the cr6 the preferred automated monitoring platform for geotechnical applications worldwide?

If you’re not using a CR6 Automated Monitoring Platform for your geotechnical application, you may be missing out on some key benefits that could help ensure the success of your instrumentation and monitoring network. Based on my 30 years of experience with data-acquisition systems, I’ll... read more

Tips to Troubleshoot and Optimize Large RF Networks: Part 2

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 12/20/2023 | Comments: 1

tips to troubleshoot and optimize large rf networks: part 2

In this blog article, I’ll share with you the next five tips (6 through 10) that you can use to help troubleshoot your radio frequency (RF) networks. This is the second article in our three-part series. If you missed my first article or want to... read more

How the DustVue Can Help You Get USABLE Soiling Data

Author: Ben Todt | Last Updated: 12/04/2023 | Comments: 0

how the dustvue can help you get usable soiling data

Should you be concerned about the impact of soiling or fouling on your photovoltaic (PV) power plant performance? Did you know that in a recent estimate, more than US$6 billion of annual revenue is lost because of diminished power generation at PV facilities due to... read more

Tips to Troubleshoot and Optimize Large RF Networks: Part 1

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 10/31/2023 | Comments: 0

tips to troubleshoot and optimize large rf networks: part 1

In this blog article, and the next two in the series, I’m going to share with you some tips you can use to help troubleshoot your radio frequency (RF) networks. In large RF networks, it can be challenging to achieve reliable spread-spectrum radio communications. (For our... read more

How to Get Accurate Vibrating Wire Measurements with Long Cable Lengths

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 10/17/2023 | Comments: 0

how to get accurate vibrating wire measurements with long cable lengths

Typically, when you use long cable lengths for your vibrating wire measurements, you experience a weaker signal with a greater chance of interference. So, how do you overcome this challenge and improve your measurement quality? Keep reading to find out. At Campbell Scientific, our vibrating wire... read more

5 Things a VWAnalyzer Can Do for You

Author: Jacqalyn Maughan | Last Updated: 08/29/2023 | Comments: 0

5 things a vwanalyzer can do for you

You may not realize just how helpful our handheld instrumentation can be—especially when it makes it easy for you to test your vibrating wire sensors, saving you time and money if a failed sensor is identified prior to installation. Let’s dive deeper into the five... read more

Use VSPECT® to Verify: Bad Sensors or Bad Data?

Author: Jacqalyn Maughan | Last Updated: 04/06/2023 | Comments: 0

use vspect<sup>®</sup> to verify: bad sensors or bad data?

Have you ever thought your bad vibrating-wire sensor measurements were caused by erratic or erroneous data? You may be surprised to learn that data issues may not be the cause. If you are using a data-acquisition system other than one of the Campbell Scientific family... read more

Troubleshooting Vibrating Wire Piezometers

Author: Nathanael Wright | Last Updated: 03/28/2023 | Comments: 0

troubleshooting vibrating wire piezometers

Campbell Scientific vibrating wire measurement hardware, with our patented VSPECT® technology, offers a distinct advantage over all other vibrating wire measurement systems. Unlike non-Campbell Scientific vibrating wire interfaces that use pulse counting to derive vibrating wire frequency, Campbell Scientific's VSPECT vibrating wire measurement products use spectral... read more

How to Test COM Ports and Short Haul Modems

Author: Bruce Smith | Last Updated: 04/15/2021 | Comments: 2

how to test com ports and short haul modems

Has an electrical surge or other event made you concerned that your COM port or short haul modem may not be operating properly? Do you know how to test for this? In this brief article, we’ll look at some simple tests you can perform to... read more

Why Do We Need an Algorithm for Rainfall Intensity Correction?

Author: Dirk Baker | Last Updated: 03/05/2021 | Comments: 0

why do we need an algorithm for rainfall intensity correction?

In this article, I’ll explain how errors can occur when measuring the precipitation amount, discuss a correction approach, and demonstrate how an algorithm can be used to design high-quality tipping bucket rain gauges. Introduction Liquid precipitation (rain) is at once one of the simplest measurements mechanically and... read more

Pick a Memory Card, but Not Just Any Memory Card

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/23/2020 | Comments: 0

pick a memory card, but not just any memory card

You may already know that you can add external data storage to your data logger with flash-memory cards. But do you know what kind of card you need—or if you even need one? In this article, I’ll answer these and other memory card questions. In... read more

Answers to 5 Common Questions about Storing Data to Memory Cards

Author: Carolyn Ivans | Last Updated: 10/22/2020 | Comments: 5

answers to 5 common questions about storing data to memory cards

You may use CompactFlash or microSD memory cards for external storage of your data logger data, but are you using your cards correctly? In this article, I’ll answer some common questions you may have about memory card usage. Recommended for You: If you haven’t done... read more

Monitoring the Performance of Bifacial Solar PV Panels: Challenges and Opportunity

Author: Ajay Singh | Last Updated: 10/13/2020 | Comments: 0

monitoring the performance of bifacial solar pv panels: challenges and opportunity

When we are faced with challenges, there is often an opportunity for improvement. In this blog article, learn how our engineers redesigned our back-of-module (BOM) temperature sensor to resolve specific challenges that impacted the quality of bifacial solar photovoltaic (PV) panel performance monitoring. Bifacial PV panels... read more

How to Obtain Vibrating Wire Measurements in Environments with High Electromagnetic Noise

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 10/07/2020 | Comments: 0

how to obtain vibrating wire measurements in environments with high electromagnetic noise

In 1997, I had my first introduction to using vibrating wire piezometers to measure groundwater fluctuations. A large engineering firm was monitoring water level to ensure that construction of a large pipeline through the San Bernardino Mountains was not intruding on the groundwater. I was... read more

Weather Solutions for IEC 61724-1 Class A Solar Monitoring Systems

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 06/29/2020 | Comments: 0

weather solutions for iec 61724-1 class a solar monitoring systems

You may have heard of the IEC 61724-1 standard to promote international uniformity in PV (photovoltaic) system performance monitoring. But why was it created, and what does it mean for you? In this interview with PES (Power & Energy Solutions), Matt Perry, Technical Product Manager for... read more

The Importance of Distributed Meteorological Data for Solar Farms

Author: Libbie Anderson | Last Updated: 05/01/2020 | Comments: 0

the importance of distributed meteorological data for solar farms

On every utility-scale solar farm, it’s crucial to answer the fundamental question: how much solar radiation reaches the surface of the photovoltaic (PV) modules? These farms span hundreds of acres and in order to address this question, owners use meteorological monitoring stations and data loggers... read more

A Quick Comparison of the CR1000X, CR1000, and CR6 Dataloggers

Author: Timothy Jeppsen | Last Updated: 03/19/2020 | Comments: 4

a quick comparison of the cr1000x, cr1000, and cr6 dataloggers

We recently released the CR1000X Measurement and Control Datalogger, and you may be wondering how it compares with our widely used CR1000 datalogger and our innovative CR6 datalogger. If you’re in the market for a new data logger, how do you know which one is... read more

Evolution Not Revolution: Updating an Established Product Range

Author: Andrew Sandford | Last Updated: 01/06/2020 | Comments: 0

evolution not revolution: updating an established product range

Imagine that you already have a winning sensor that has sold more than 15,000 units. As time passes, you realize that technology has evolved, but your sensor hasn’t. If you are objective in your product evaluation, you may determine that there is justification for the... read more