How to Cut the Cost of Accurate and Reliable Surface Level Atmospheric Observations by an Order of Magnitude

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Program Site-Specific Energy Systems Laboratory
Creator DeFord, Alexis
Other Author Didier, Richard; Smith, Amanda Ph.D
Title How to Cut the Cost of Accurate and Reliable Surface Level Atmospheric Observations by an Order of Magnitude
Description The building temperature energy monitoring system (BTEMS) project addresses the need for low-cost devices to measure ambient air temperature, humidity, and surface temperature. These sets of data are key in studying heat transfer between a building and its surroundings and in increasing the area over which data can be collected for large environmental projects, especially those conducted in variable terrain. There are other low-cost devices used in the field of study, but their air temperature and humidity sensors are susceptible to measurement errors caused by solar readiation: radiation heats up the sensor causing it to record data inaccurately (e.g. Gunawardena et al. 2018). A major part of the current BTEMS project is to develop a suitable aspirated radiation shield to guard against this form of error.
Type Image/StillImage
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Low-Cost Sensors; Surface-Level Atmosphere; Aspirated Radiation Shield
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Alexis DeFord, Richard Didier, Amanda Smith, Ph.D
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6g77vp7
Setname ir_su
Date Created 2019-04-30
Date Modified 2019-04-30
ID 1423310
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g77vp7
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