Automated Weather Data Network - Related Projects

Nebraska Soil Moisture Project

In 1998 the High Plains Regional Climate Center upgraded stations in the Automated Weather Data Network (AWDN) to monitor soil water at 14 sites in Nebraska. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has provided soil moisture sensors for some of the sites. Currently, sensors are placed at 10, 25, 50, and 100 cm below the surface at each site. AWDN technicians maintain the sensors and laboratory facilities were updated to include adequate test and calibration equipment. The network archives the data for a daily time step. Hourly data can be acquired through special requests.

Interactive Crop-Specific Evapotranspiration

In 2006, HPRCC began the process of creating better web-tools for farmers and other stakeholders for displaying crop-specific evapotranspiration. Much of this development process is centered around data retrieval from the ACIS system, and integrating it as seemlessly as possible into a web interface.

AWDN Station Information (SIDB Restructuring) Project

In 2006, HPRCC began the process of restructuring the Station Information Database for the AWDN network, to provide an better data system for maintaining station information, as well as doing updates, archival, and interactive data displays. This project also involves the restructuring of the HPRCC website.