The Glassier Ranch Station was installed and began collecting data in the summer of 2014. Located at an elevation of around 6,460 feet (1,970m), the station is in a riparian zone near the Roaring Fork River and is surround by tall grasses. This area was heavily impacted by ranching and agriculture previous to its current ownership by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, and its soil moisture content may still be impacted by nearby irrigation. This station is powered by solar panel.
Soil at a glance:
Sandy Loam | 33.6% organic matter | 9 ppm NO3 | 100 ppm P | pH 6.3
Air Temperature | Relative Humidity | Soil Moisture at 2, 8, 20, and 40in (5, 20, and 51, 102cm) | Soil Temperature at 8in (20cm)
Live data are collected every 20 minutes and transmitted every four hours.
Live data are collected every 20 minutes and transmitted every four hours. Live data have not been checked for anomalies or potential false readings and soil moisture calibrations have not been applied. Rain readings should not be considered accurate when temperatures are below freezing. Archived data have been cleaned and calibrated.
Archived data offer daily averages or daily maximum and minimum readings for each sensor. These data have been calibrated and undergone basic QC. However, rain readings should not be considered accurate when temperatures are below freezing.
Archived data available through CUAHSI (linked below) are updated annually.
This station was funded by: Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. It was installed and is operated by AGCI.