In March of 2006, the Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences deployed a real time monitoring station at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. This set of instruments provides round the clock monitoring of meteorological and water quality conditions at the preserve. The data are used by the department's OCN 441 class for a multi year study of the creek and adjacent marsh area. The Hoffler Creek Wildlife Foundation also uses the data. Specific instruments are added and removed periodically so please check the equipment link. Also please visit the data page to see what has been collected.
On February 2010 the meteorological station was rebuilt using a Campbell CR1000 data logger that allows more flexibility with data collection and includes more sensors. We are planning to add real time data collection, a web database and plotting. For the time being, the instrument will be downloaded periodically and links to the raw data and plots will be available on this page.