Environmental Monitoring Stations
Record Type: Forest Story
Description: Since 1995, the Black Rock Forest Consortium has integrated into the Forest a network of remote, automated monitoring stations, instrumented with environmental sensors, which continuously measure and record properties of the air, soil and water. The environmental monitoring network currently includes six stations. All the information collected at these stations is automatically sent by radiotelemetry to a base station in the Science and Education Center once each hour.
The network can be used in many ways for educational purposes.
A suite of a dozen student activities based on data from the sensors has been developed to help students extend their experience of the Forest beyond the few hours of a typical one-day field trip, and is available on the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory web site.
Keyword: Environmental Monitoring