Texas A&M Student Research Week – 1st Place! Whoop! – by Logan Gerber-Chavez

March 27

Logan Gerber-Chavez, Kathryn Westerman, and Kat Cobb presenting the Greenroof research at Texas A&M's Student Research Week

Logan Gerber-Chavez, Kathryn Westerman, and Kat Cobb presenting the Greenroof research at Texas A&M’s Student Research Week

Another few member of the greenroof team decided to present the progress of the greenroof at Texas A&M’s Student Research Week poster presentations. We had a lot of fun and actually ended up winning 1st place for undergraduates in earth sciences. Whoop!

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New installations after Spring Break – by Logan Gerber-Chavez

March 19

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Greenroof East

Greenroof East

Greenroof West

Greenroof West

Over spring break the maintenance crew finally finished our work orders, they installed the big box for us to have more room to wire instruments and the in use power covers for our plugs. They also put the mount up for us to attach the camera but we didn’t bring a ladder so we’ll have to actually mount it next week.

New big wiring box

New big wiring box

New in use power covers

New in use power covers

New mount for East side camera

New mount for East side camera

It was really cool to see new succulents planted and growing.

New red succulents

New red succulents

Greenroof 2 was up and working so the low anemometer should show up on the records.

With the new box installed we decided to install a CR1000 to start wiring to it.

New CR-1000 installed in the new big box

New CR-1000 installed in the new big box

Then we tested the camera to make sure it was still working properly.

Kat Cobb, Kathryn Westerman, Lauren Siedensticker, Logan Gerber-Chavez, and Dr. Conlee testing the camera feed

Kat Cobb, Kathryn Westerman, Lauren Siedensticker, Logan Gerber-Chavez, and Dr. Conlee testing the camera feed

 

 

Low-level temperature sensor – by Logan Gerber-Chavez

February 26

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On February 26, we spent most of the day looking at software to host the greenroof website. We finally chose to install RTMC Pro, it allows us to serve the webpage from the datalogger with remote access.

Everything is working well on the roof so next week we’ll install the low level temperature sensor to compare the conditions experienced by humans at 5 feet compared to the plant level.

Greenroof West

Greenroof West

Greenroof East

Greenroof East

Camera is working!

Camera is working!

Camera feed is live!

Camera feed is live!

 

March 5

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Greenroof East

Greenroof East

Greenroof West

Greenroof West

Kat Cobb assembling the low-level temperature sensor

Kat Cobb assembling the low-level temperature sensor

The low-level temperature sensor

The low-level temperature sensor

All the low-level instrumentation

All the low-level instrumentation

Kat Cobb wiring the low-level instruments

Kat Cobb wiring the low-level instruments