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Enabling better global research outcomes in soil, plant & environmental monitoring.

SNiP-SA22

The SNiP-SA22 is 'Sensor Node Integrated Package' for LoRaWAN or CAT-M1 communication of real-time weather parameters for continuous environmental monitoring of a microclimate.

SNiP-SA22

The base SNiP-SA22 integrates 1x S-NODE and 1x ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer to a site’s unique network, communication and power requirements.

The ATMOS 22 measures Wind Speed (m/sec), Wind Direction (°), and Wind Gust Speed (m/sec).

 

See Further Specifications on the S-NODE
See Further Specifications on the ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer

Further parameters can be added to the SNiP, without requiring loggers to match each distinct sensor, substantially reducing the cost of getting a fuller picture on the application. The S-NODE can support an added 3x Sensors.

ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer

  • Measures Horizontal Wind Speed and Direction
    The ATMOS 22 is a rugged, research-grade two-dimensional sonic anemometer built specifically for agricultural, forestry, and environmental research applications.
  • Accurate at Low Wind Speeds
    A lower wind speed threshold of 0 m/s makes the ATMOS 22 especially well-suited for measuring wind within plant canopies, where wind speeds are often below the threshold of a cup anemometer. And with a resolution of 0.01 m/s, the ATMOS 22 is capable of recording fine-scale variations in wind speeds within and above plant canopies.
  • No Maintenance Required
    The ATMOS 22 is designed for long-term, maintenance-free operation. No moving parts means no mechanical wear and no need for oiling or replacing bearings.
  • Never Needs Calibration
    The ATMOS 22 uses ultrasonic sound waves to measure wind velocity and direction. Because this measurement comes from first principles, the ATMOS 22 doesn’t ever need to be calibrated once it leaves the factory.
  • Uses Very Little Power
    The ATMOS 22 requires 100 to 1000 times less power than other ultrasonic anemometers. It’s built to run six months or more on the five AA batteries in Em50 series data loggers without significantly affecting battery life. Note: the ATMOS 22 is also compatible with other data loggers. See specifications for more information.
  • Low Cost
    Most agricultural and environmental researchers use wind as just one variable among many. Occasionally the scientific objectives of a study require multiple simultaneous measurements of wind to capture vertical or horizontal heterogeneity in the environment. A primary design goal of the ATMOS 22 is to provide high accuracy wind speed and direction at a price that opens up research options, including greater spatial coverage.
  • Customised for Environmental Research
    Wind speed and direction are fundamental measurements necessary for a wide range of agricultural, forestry, and micrometeorological applications. The ATMOS 22 was designed to put the accuracy and low maintenance benefits of sonic anemometers in a sensor built specifically for these applications. The ATMOS 22 is not intended as a replacement for the high-end three dimensional sonic anemometers used by micrometeorologists. It is designed to provide agricultural and environmental researchers a high accuracy, low maintenance solution for measuring horizontal wind speed and direction.
  • Output
    The ATMOS 22 reports wind speed and maximum gust speed in meters per second with a resolution of 0.01 m/s. It also reports wind direction with a resolution of 1 degree. If the sampling rate is greater than 0.1 Hz, the anemometer reports the speed and direction at the time of sampling. If sampled less frequently, the anemometer samples every 10 seconds, averages the vector components of the wind, and records the maximum gust during the specified sampling period.
  • Data Logging
    The ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer is an SDI-12 digital sensor available with either a single 3.5 mm stereo connector or stripped and tinned wire leads. When purchased with a stereo connector, the ATMOS 22 can be plugged directly into Meter/Decagon’s Em50 series data loggers. Wind speed, direction, and maximum gust data are all transmitted through a single stereo connector. No programming is needed. The ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer is also compatible with Campbell Scientific and other SDI-12 capable data loggers. When used with certain data loggers, the ATMOS 22 also reports air temperature from an onboard thermistor.

S-NODE

The S-NODE (for Environmental Monitoring) has been designed to support the broad suite of SDI-12 based environmental sensors. The S-NODE can support sensors with higher power requirements; a solar panel can charge either the internal lithium-ion battery or both the node and sensor can be powered by an external 12V system (e.g. battery or mains source).

A decoder suitable for TTN will be provided based upon sensor configuration.

  • LoRaWAN™ low-power long-range connectivity
  • Supports the full range of SDI-12 commands, and sensors requiring constant excitation.
  • Optional CAT-M1
  • Solar rechargeable Lithium-ion or external 12V power options
  • Optional Multi-constellation GNSS
  • AS923, AU915 and US915 available, with other region plans available upon request.
  • Standard IP65 enclosure, optional IP67

ATMOS 22 Sonic Anemometer

The ATMOS 22 is a rugged, research-grade two-dimensional sonic anemometer built specifically for agricultural, forestry, and environmental research applications. A lower wind speed threshold of 0 m/s makes the ATMOS 22 especially well-suited for measuring wind within plant canopies, where wind speeds are often below the threshold of a cup anemometer. And with a resolution of 0.01 m/s, the ATMOS 22 is capable of recording fine-scale variations in wind speeds within and above plant canopies.

Note: The DS-2 is being replaced by the Meter ATMOS 22. The ATMOS 22 features improved firmware and hardware components, and outputs an additional parameter (wind gust). If replacing a DS-2 with an ATMOS 22, changes will need to be made to your datalogger setup to allow for this additional parameter.

WIND SPEED RANGE: 0 to 30 m/s
WIND SPEED RESOLUTION: 0.01 m/s
WIND SPEED ACCURACY: 0.30 m/s or < 3%, whichever is larger
WIND DIRECTION RANGE: 0 to 359 degrees
WIND DIRECTION RESOLUTION: 1 degree
WIND DIRECTION ACCURACY: ±3 degrees
OPERATING TEMPERATURE RANGE: -40 to 50°C
EXCITATION VOLTAGE: 3.6 to 15 VDC
CURRENT: 0.03 mA quiescent, 0.5 mA sampling, < 0.05 mA average
DATA LOGGER COMPATIBILITY (NOT EXCLUSIVE): Meter/Decagon Em50 Series, ProCheck. (SDI-12)
DIAMETER: 100 mm
HEIGHT (WIND SENSOR): 75 mm
HEIGHT (TOTAL W/ MOUNT): 155 mm
MAXIMUM SAMPLING SPEED1: 1 Hz
OUTPUT1: average speed, gust speed, direction, or vector
CONNECTOR TYPES: 3.5 mm (stereo) plug or stripped & tinned lead wires (Pigtail)
CABLE LENGTH: Standard is 5m, though we have custom cable lengths available upon request
1If sampling rate is greater than 0.1 Hz, the anemometer reports the speed and direction at the time of sampling. If sampled less frequently, the anemometer samples every 10 seconds, averages the vector components of the wind, and keeps the maximum gust. When the logger samples, the anemometer reports the average wind speed, direction, and the maximum gust speed.