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 6-8 hours of full sun each day, and it should be pointed in the compass heading appropriate with the location. Additionally, make sure everything is tightened down and secure, especially if you may experience intense winds.
How do I go about deploying my water station?
We recommend mounting it to buoys, docks, platforms, or bridges. It is important to ensure that your FieldKit case remains above the water. This is a consideration when deploying in an area where water level fluctuates seasonally. Additional guidance ...
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 ...
Are there extreme freezing temperature limits for my FieldKit?
In very cold weather (i.e. -20 °C or lower), the battery for FieldKit will not work as effectively and may be damaged even by storage in these temperatures. The screen on the FieldKit’s internal hardware also may become sluggish in extreme cold. ...
I’m concerned about leaving a FieldKit station out in the wilderness for long periods of time. How durable are they?
The FieldKit project came straight from expedition work in some of the least forgiving parts of the world. We’ve worked to make sure that our case and components are as durable as they can be. However, if you’re planning to deploy in a place that is ...
I’m interested in using FieldKit, but concerned about uploading data to the web platform. Does this mean my data is open to anyone?
No. As a FieldKit user, you have full control over how your data is shared. You can choose to share it with no one else, to share it with trusted collaborators, or to make it public. FieldKit will never share your data with anyone without your ...