Rain Gauges with Soil Moisture Probes – IFloodS
Rain gauges, designed by the Iowa Flood Center, will measure rainfall amounts and moisture and temperature of the soil. The data will be transmitted every 15 minutes via a cell phone which is part of the system.
Number of sites needed
Site must have access to direct sunlight (required).
For gauges equipped with soil moisture probes, the installation team will dig and bury the probes within a few feet of the instrument.
Iowa Flood Center and NASA staff will install the rain gauges and visit the site weekly during the project period. Visits may occur more frequently if operational problems are detected.
4/1/13 – 7/1/13
Depending on weather conditions, units could be installed as early as mid-March.
To express interest in serving as a host site for instrumentation, contact:
Sara Steussy, Iowa Flood Center, 319-394-1875.