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Monitoring Volcanic Activity in Hawaii: Safeguarding Public Safety with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The eight main Hawaiian Islands are made up of 15 volcanoes, six of which are active as of 2023 . Many locals live on or near an active volcano, making the monitoring and understanding of volcanic activity a core issue of public safety on the islands. Organizations like the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) have spent decades monitoring the islands’ volcanoes to protect the public, develop a deeper understanding of the islands’ volcanos and forecast eruptions whenever possible.
Even those who live away from edifices like Mauna Loa often have connections to the people living near the volcano.Read More
Crystal Clear Problems: Impacts of Water Transparency in Aquatic Ecosystems
From crystal clear alpine lakes to muddy rivers and boggy swamps, water transparency is an easily observable water quality parameter to anyone who takes a few moments to peer into the (sometimes) murky depths. Water transparency varies dramatically based on the location of bodies of water among different watershed environments, but it can also change quickly due to a variety of internal and external factors.
At Miami University (OH), the Global Change Limnology Lab explores the many ways that water transparency impacts aquatic ecosystems. Operational for nearly 20 years, the lab trains undergraduate and graduate students and has conducted work from the midwest Great Lakes to Alaska, South America and New Zealand.
The Global Change Limnology Lab, headed by Dr.Read More
Onset HOBO RX3000 Remote Soil Monitoring Station
The Onset HOBO RX3000 Remote Monitoring Station is an environmental monitoring system that continuously logs data from compatible sensors that measure soil moisture, water level, temperature and various weather parameters. With numerous options for remote monitoring systems, Onset provides a Build-a-system configurator to help with ordering a system fit for any project’s needs. The configurator easily guides the user through the process of selecting different types of communication, power, sensor and other site-specific requirement selections when building their ideal system.
The RX3000 ships with mounting plates and hardware, rubber cable channels, rubber plugs, grease, grounding wire and U-bolts.Read More