How do I interpret the numbers in the wind direction sensor results?
The units along the y-axis are degrees, just as one would see on a compass. The cardinal directions are 0º/360º (North), 90º (East), 180º (South), and 270º (West). In the example below from Kindly Octopus, on December 13, you see a wind direction of 220º, indicating that the wind that day was coming from 5 degrees South-Southwest.
For FieldKit Weather, what kind of mounting equipment do you recommend?
While we do not partner with any third party dealers, we have had experience using the following items: Clamps: Pole to Pole Mount Ambient Weather Mast to Mast Mounting Kit (Note: When mounting the FieldKit mast, you need to be mindful to prevent ...
I’m deploying a FieldKit Weather for the first time. What are your general recommendations?
To ensure effective measurement with your FieldKit Weather station, your sensor cluster should be a minimum of five meters (15 feet) off the ground to avoid boundary layer effects. If you are using a solar panel, you should ensure that it receives ...
I need a different sensor than the ones that are currently available in the FieldKit store. Is (insert sensor name here) coming soon?
You can find a list of sensor modules that are under development here; our team is also working on a few more that aren’t quite ready for the spotlight yet. If you’re interested in a particular module, please reach out to us and let us know. We ...
Do I need to calibrate my sensors before using them?
Currently, FieldKit Weather and FieldKit Distance modules do not require you to calibrate them before use (i.e. they ship pre-calibrated from the lab). FieldKit Water modules (pH, Water Temperature, Conductivity, and Dissolved Oxygen) may or may not ...
How do I customize the cable plate to suit my power and sensor deployment configurations?
We don’t offer cable plate packs for every single possible combination, because there are so many! See our helpful table here for the available configurations. If our preconfigured cable plates do not meet your needs, we offer a blank cable plate ...