of data loggers are carefully deployed around the block to asses the
spatial variability of nocturnal temperatures. Each
logger must be installed at the same height as during strong radiative
cooling conditions (frost events) the air can become intensely
stratified closer to the ground. Temperatures can vary 0.5 °C over
30cm on a clear, still night.
will be left in the field for up to 4
weeks to ensure we get a quality set of data. We require a number of
nights where weather conditions mimic a frost event and
these nights 'special observations
periods' or SOP's. Data from these nights are closely analysed for a
common theme or signature. We are then able to provide recommendations
on how to proceed with frost mitigation.