Real-Time Data

Wireless Sensor Networks

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Stroud Water Research Center is overcoming the obstacles to large near-real-time data collection networks by using Arduino, an open source electronics platform. We share our experiences building wireless sensor networks on so that others can replicate and implement their own versions of our instrumentation.

Near-real-time data can be viewed on Monitor My Watershed, an online portal for sharing and exploring water monitoring data. To explore our data, visit the Monitor My Watershed Browse Sites page and enter “Stroud Water Research Center” in the Organizations search box.

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U.S. Climate Reference Network

In June 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began operating a U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) site in the White Clay Creek watershed, just west of the Stroud Center. The USCRN’s goal is to monitor climate change far into the future using state-of-the-art instrumentation within a stable, centrally run network of monitoring stations. View CRN station data