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Lunan

Image showing the monitoring Station at Lunan
Information on the air temperature, water temperature, flow level and electrical conductivity is captured live at the river data monitoring site at Lunan.

Information on the air temperature, water temperature, flow level and electrical conductivity is captured live at the river data monitoring site at Lunan. Data recorded from sensors fed live to this website. This information has proved extremely useful in planning for, and responding to, changes in site conditions when carrying out field visits and research activities.

Latest readings

Air TemperatureAir Temperature (°C)
Air Temperature
Water TemperatureWater Temperature (°C)
Water Temperature
Flow levelFlow Level (m)
Flow Level (m)
Electrical ConductivityElectrical Conductivity (uS cm-1)
Electrical Conductivity (uS cm-1)

 

Readings from the last 7 days and what do they mean?

Air Temperature(oC)Air Temperature

Air temperature is measured because it is a) the main factor governing water temperature and b) the sensor used to measure water depth requires this data.

Water Temperature(oC)Water Temperature

Water temperature is measured because it is a) an important factor governing life in aquatic communities and b) is essential parameter used to calibrate the electrical conductivity data.

Flow Level(m)Flow level

The water level provides an indication of the magnitude of the flow in-stream and can relatively easily be converted into discharge to enable the dissolved solids and load to be calculated.

Electrical Conductivity (uS cm-1)

Electrical Conductivity

Electrical conductivity gives a good indication as to what the stream is carrying in relation to dissolved load. High values represent high load and vice versa. Values are often higher in summer when levels are low and the dissolved load is more concentrated. In winter the levels are often lower due to dilution events through rainfall or snowfall.

Research

Areas of Interest


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