Measuring systems

Regenradar Andreas Wieser
Rain radar during setup in Bonndorf

The following is a description of the various measuring devices used during the Swabian MOSES measuring campaign around the Black Forest and in the area of the Swabian Alb.

Some special, highly complex measuring devices are set up at the main locations of the campaign. These include, for example, a precipitation radar or special aerosol measuring devices. With further measuring instruments, which are available in larger numbers, entire sensor networks can be set up. For example, a total of 19 distrometers are used for local precipitation measurement. In addition, mobile measuring systems enable flexible investigations, such as a rover equipped with neutron sensors for continuous measurement of soil moisture.

Information on the scientific background of the measurements and the research objectives can be found here.