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Measurement and Reporting Practices for Automatic Agricultural Weather Stations

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

ASAE  ASAE EP505.1   April  2015

Keywords: Meteorology, Weather

1 Purpose and Scope

1.1 Purpose: The purpose of this Engineering Practice is to establish minimum recommendations for measurement, reporting, siting, operation, maintenance, and data management procedures for automatic agricultural weather stations. Additionally, these recommended procedures are intended to assist in the planning of automatic agricultural weather station installation and operation.

1.2 Scope: This Engineering Practice applies to automatic weather stations installed individually, or as part of a network of stations, for the measurement and reporting of specific weather variables in agricultural environments. This Engineering Practice also addresses a recommended core set of measurements and general siting considerations for agricultural weather stations. It is recognized that special purpose agricultural weather stations may deviate from the recommendations herein, particularly with respect to sensor deployment and station siting conditions. This Engineering Practice does not specifically address these special purpose stations.

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