Environmental Quarterly VUE™ — Spring 2020
We are excited to introduce a new type of newsletter from Campbell Scientific simple and digital just like our new line of VUE™ sensors. These sensors have been released and are ready for shipment globally. They are easy to set up and deploy in your most important large network or environmental research project.
Who are we?
Campbell Scientific is a privately-owned company and has been the trusted leader for environmental solutions since 1974. Through this experience, our sensors and measurement systems have established a solid reputation for their reliability and longevity in the field, excellent measurement quality, and the flexibility to dial in on exact needs.  
Our commitment to you.
We are passionate just like you and believe in people’s capacity to make the world better using trustworthy, measurement-based information. Trust us as your partner for the equipment, assembly, data-logger programming, communications, and field installation to give you superior data. Campbell Scientific weather stations provide weather data for wildfire mitigation as well as flood control during epic hurricane events. Our sensors and electronics on these weather stations must perform in intense environmental conditions often seen on extremely high mountain peaks —s uch as hurricane-force winds and extreme cold for climate studies.
How do we do it?
Providing critical data at critical times requires clarity and a trusted advisor for your operational hydromet network. Our local experts provide our global customers with steady and reliable product supply chain and service. We have 14 offices around the world: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, France, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this issue, learn how we are continuing our mission to provide you with superior data.
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Product Releases
VUE Product Line
Our VUE™ product family provides you with a reliable stream of data to produce actionable insights. This is accomplished by the creation of our simple and easy-to-use sensors that use standard digital interfaces. These are robust sensors designed by scientists and engineers and implemented in operational weather networks worldwide.

See your data more clearly in 2020 with the new VUE™ family of simple-to-use digital sensors by Campbell Scientific When Measurements Matter.
The ClimaVUE™50 is an affordable all-in-one meteorological sensor that fulfills your common weather monitoring needs with simplicity, when paired with any of Campbell Scientific's highly flexible and scalable data collection platforms. This sensor uses SDI-12 to report air temperature, relative humidity, vapor pressure, baro­metric pressure, wind (speed, gust, and direction), solar radiation, precipitation, and lightning strike (count and distance). It does this with no moving parts, while consuming little power.
The HygroVUE™5 Temperature and Relative Humidity Sensor is designed for general meteorological and environmental monitoring applications. It utilizes the SDI-12 communications protocol to communicate with any SDI-12 recorder, simplifying installation and programming. The sensing element is easily changed in the field, reducing downtime and calibration costs. It is the entry-level sensor in the HygroVUE™ line of relative humidity and temperature sensors.
The HygroVUE™10 offers a combined temperature and relative humidity element in an advanced digital sensor that is ideal for weather networks. The electronics within the sensor provide accurate measurements, and the sensor is easy to use. The digital SDI-12 output allows a simple connection and measurement by many data-logging systems. Another benefit is that this digital output avoids the extra errors associated with measuring analog sensors.
The SkyVUE™8 LIDAR Ceilometer is ideal for measuring cloud-base heights and vertical visibility at airports, helipads (onshore or offshore), and other meteorological applications. The SkyVUE™8 measures the atmosphere with high stability and repeatability, providing you with information on cloud-base heights, sky condition (up to five layers), vertical visibility, and raw backscatter profiles. Notably, the ceilometer meets or exceeds all the necessary ICAO, CAA, and WMO requirements and recommendations.
The SkyVUE™PRO LIDAR ceilometer measures cloud height and vertical visibility for meteorological and aviation applications and is ideal for long-term research applications where a high level of detail is required. Its robust construction is ideal for long-term installation as it requires minimal maintenance and features a unique stratocumulus calibration procedure, which allows the ceilometer to be calibrated in the field.
Large environmental networks and small research stations all depend on timely, accurate environmental measurements to meet stakeholder needs in research, climate monitoring, public safety, and agriculture. Soil condition measurements are often desired, but finding a soil sensor with ruggedness, low-cost, and ease-of-use has been a challenge in the past. Campbell Scientific developed the SoilVUE™10 to fill those needs and more.
The SoilVUE™10 uses Campbell Scientific’s proprietary TruWave™TDR technology, generating high-resolution soil-profile data in a surprisingly tough, all-in-one sensor. It measures soil conductivity, volumetric water content, and soil temperature at multiple points in a vertical profile—at depths recommended by both the WMO and AASC.*
  • Jarraud, M. "Guide to meteorological instruments and methods of observation (WMO-No. 8)." World Meteorological Organisation: Geneva, Switzerland 29 (2008).
  • Fiebrich, Christopher A., Jennie R. Atkins, Kevin R. Brinson, Nathan L. Edwards, Stuart A. Foster, Rezaul Mahmood, Christopher A. Redmond, Megan Marie Schargorodski, Jeffrey A. Andresen, and Xiaomao Lin. "The American Association of State Climatologists' Recommendations and Best Practices for Mesonets." In 100th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting. AMS, 2020.
The LevelVUE™B10 is a cost-effective, accurate, reliable solution for water-level measurements based on a non-submersible pressure transducer system. This type of sensor is a bubbler. Bubblers accurately
measure the pressure it takes to create a continuous airflow in an airline submerged in water. The LevelVUE™B10 is designed for ease-of-use while providing long-term performance and accuracy. With a built-in keypad and display, you can complete your setup and site visit tasks using the LevelVUE™B10.
Flood Warning
The ALERT205 is the easiest ALERT2 transmitter to use on the market, and its additional communications options and variety of form factors make it flexible to fit the needs of your application. The ALERT205 is available in canister, enclosure, and backplate form factors—offering you a variety of compatible installation methods.
In addition, as the heart of any ALERT2 or flood warning installation, the reliable ALERT205 can measure nearly any sensor on the market and provide you with accurate, defensible data necessary for making critical, time-sensitive decisions.
Environmental Research
The CSAT3BH is ideal for flux customers who operate stations in arctic or tundra ecosystems. This easy-to-use sonic anemometer features a smart heated option that delivers just the right amount of heat to keep the instrument free of ice and snow, enabling you to obtain continuous, reliable flux data in cold environments that typically experience ice accretion on sensors. The CSAT3BH is designed to melt off any ice that has accumulated on the sensor to avoid prolonged periods of data loss.
The TS100SS, manufactured by Apogee Instruments, Inc., is a fan-aspirated radiation shield that minimizes temperature-measurement errors caused by incident solar radiation. The unique aerodynamic shape and rugged, low-power fan make it the first research-grade fan-aspirated shield that is practical for use on battery- or solar-powered stations. The shield provides excellent sensor protection and accommodates various combinations of thermistors, PRTs, and humidity sensors using one of the sensor port adapter plugs.
The TX325 is a GOES satellite data transmitter and is the successor to the TX321. In the Western Hemisphere, it is compatible for use with NOAA’s GOES DCS with a coverage range including Canada, the United States, and Mexico—as well as most countries in Central America and many South American countries.
Meet with Our Experts
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See Campbell Gear in Action
The Panama Canal was using an outdated water-level system until the Panama Canal Authorities (ACP) discovered Campbell Scientific’s ALERT2 system. This enhanced system provides accurate water-level forecasts for the Panama Canal to keep ships safe and moving forward for years to come. Read the full case study here .

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Deeper Insights
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by Dr. Dirk V. Baker, Application Scientist
Have you ever been told not to average relative humidity (RH)? Have you ever created a data logger program with Short Cut and noticed that it doesn't allow you to average RH when you generate your data table? Do you know why?

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