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Welcome to CTEMPs

CTEMPs provides field-deployable high-precision fiber optic temperature measurement systems, wireless self-organizing multi-parameter sensor stations, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). User fees are very low, and experiment design, installation, and data analysis is supported by a staff of scientists. Instruments are available now, obtained rapidly through an online request form.  All non-commercial projects for discovery and education are welcome.

CTEMPs offers a series of courses to train researchers and students on the leading edge of distributed sensing and UAS.

CTEMPs has developed a suite of policies on instrument accessibility and data sharing in concert with its Advisory Board and CUAHSI.



Oregon State University

Pilot Study - DTS Support

 CTEMPS provides access to equipment for the advancement of understanding of environmental processes using innovative sensing. Since CTEMPS offers instrumentation that is not normally accessible, many times it is necessary to verify that it will perform as required for a particular application. In addition, CTEMPS seeks to introduce transformative equipment to scientists early in their careers to help them incorporate these technologies as they establish their research trajectories. To assist the community in this effort, CTEMPS has a pilot program, where equipment and support is made available for short-term installations on a very limited budget with the primary goal to collect publishable data that verifies feasibility. The Pilot Program is open to graduate students and PIs with preference given to young investigators.

 

   

Proposals are evaluated based on:

  1. Providing access to instrumentation that could transform the research experience of the individual or group (scientific merit – 20 pts plus 10 pts if graduate student led);
  2. Their likelihood of leading to scientific discovery using this instrumentation (feasibility 20 – pts);
  3. Likelihood of team to succeed (demonstrated ability – 20 pts);
  4. Linkages to a spectrum of educational opportunities (broader merit – 20 pts plus 10 pts if graduate student led);
  5. Addressing inequity in access to support (equity – 20 pts).

Instrument leasing and mobilization fees can be waived, however no other financial support is provided. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded by the Center Advisory Board. Prospective PI's are encouraged to contact the staff of the Center with any questions.

Proposal applications are now being accepted on a quarterly basis. Proposals are due by April 1, July 1, October 1 and January 1. Proposals are reviewed by the CTEMPs Advisory Board with notification within 6 weeks of the proposal deadlines. CTEMPs staff are available to work with Pilot Program PI's to be refine proposal concepts, as well as experimental design review and scheduling. Proposals should be submitted in electronic form to Cara Walter.

Proposal Contents:

  1. Standard CTEMPS Instrument Request form
  2. Two-page document consisting of a project summary, and a numbered set of 5 paragraphs indicating the merits of the proposal related to each of the five criteria discussed above.
  3. References (no limit)
  4. Budget, Resources, and Schedule (one page demonstrating practicability)
  5. Curriculum Vitae

Data Policy: As in all CTEMPS projects, data will be made public two years after the delivery of the data.

Report: Awardees are required to submit a report one year after the delivery of the data.

Data Sharing & Archival Policy

 

NOTE: These policies and procedures are subject to change. However, no retroactive changes are to be implemented.

The CTEMPS equipment represents a significant resource to the hydrologic and earth sciences community. The quality of the data collected by this resource is such that it will be of interest to investigators for many years. In order to encourage the use of the data by others and thereby make the facility of more value to the community, it is CTEMPS policy that all data collected by instruments be provided to the Center in ODM format so that they can be accessed by other interested investigators after a proprietary period of 2 years.

The Center's policy is that delivery of data is an obligation of the investigator, and the archival of the data for potential community use after the propriety period is the responsibility of the Center. As most instruments available from the Center will be delivered with wireless modem/data transmission systems, the Center will automatically archive raw data. However, it is the PI's responsibility to provide a Metadata Report on the experimental design for Center archiving. The Metadata Report will be generated in a consistent form with the National Water Metadata Catalog developed by the CUAHSI HIS and will contain data on the installation, experimental design and all other pertinent data appropriate for interpreting the results. The Center will provide archived data access to the PI throughout the course of the experiment and beyond. The data and MetaData Report will remain confidential for a period of 2 years after the end of the fieldwork. Requests for access to data prior to this time will be forwarded to the PI and the decision for early release will be made jointly by the PI and the Center.

Contact CTEMPs



John Selker

Co-Director

541-737-6304 Biological & Ecological Engineering 
210 Gilmore Hall 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906
Email John Selker

Scott W. Tyler

Co-Director

775-784-6250 Dept. of Geological Sciences and Engineering 
University of Nevada, Reno 
MS 175 
Reno, NV 89557
Email Scott Tyler
 

Paul Wetzel

CTEMPs East Coast

413-585–2646 Smith College
Center for the Environment / Wright Hall 
Northampton, MA 01063 

Email Paul Wetzel

Michael Wing

Air CTEMPs Director of Operations

541-737-4009

Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Crop Science 347
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906

Email Michael Wing 
 

Cara Walter

Technical and logistical support

 

541-737-8612  Biological & Ecological Engineering 
125A Gilmore Hall 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906 
Email Cara Walter 
 Chris Kratt  

Chris Kratt

Technical and logistical support

 

775-784-4986 University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia MS 172 
Reno, Nevada 89557-0172
Email Chris Kratt
 

Annie Ingersoll

Administrative Program Assistant

541-737-2041 Biological & Ecological Engineering 
116 Gilmore Hall 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906 
Email Annie Ingersoll
 

Jon Burnett

Post Doc with AirCTEMPs

541-737-3812

Forest Engineering
Crop Science 344
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906 

Email Jon Burnett 
 Chris Sladek

Chris Sladek

Instrument Development and UAS Pilot

775-784-6970 University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia
Reno, Nevada 89557-0172
Email Chris Sladek
    Henry Pai

Henry Pai

Post-Doctoral Researcher

  University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia
Reno, Nevada 89557-0172
Email Henry Pai
 

Marja Haagsma

PhD Student

  Biological & Ecological Engineering 
Gilmore Hall 
Oregon State University 
Corvallis, Oregon 97331-3906 
 

 

 

Instrument Access Policy

 

The instruments and technical skills of the Center are designed to support the hydrologic sciences and engineering communities. Instruments will be made available on a first-come/first served principal. Instrument requests from funded competitive granting agencies will not be competitively reviewed within the Center, as the Center will rely upon the review process of the agencies. However, the Center does reserve the right to review the request to insure that the proposed activities are feasible and attainable with the requested resources. This approach has been successfully utilized by many scientific consortia, such as IRIS-PASSCAL and the Center will adopt this model during its first two years of operation.

Based on the concepts of fairness and availability, the following protocols will be used to schedule and accommodate instrument requests:

  1. All allocations will be on a first-come, first served basis. Applications will be taken in chronological order from the Instrument Request page.
  2. All allocations are equal once a commitment is made by the Center for instrument distribution. A PI cannot be "bumped" from the Center's commitment unless by mutual agreement of all parties.
  3. Allocation of instruments for greater than 12 months in advance of the application will only be made to NSF grantees for uses that directly support their NSF funded efforts. A copy of the grant and a justification of the relevance of the equipment to be used in the grant will be required.
  4. Allocations more than 6 months in advance will be made only to PIs of peer-reviewed and funded research grants. A copy of the grant and a justification of the relevance of the equipment to be used in the grant will be required.
  5. Instruments and equipment not allocated less than 6 months prior to use will be scheduled for use in any non-commercial research project seeking data to be used for peer-reviewed scientific dissemination.

Application for instrument and equipment support can be made via the Instrument Request page. The Center will review all proposals for feasibility and appropriateness of instrumentation. Any disputes regarding instrumentation or access will be taken before the CAB for analysis. The CAB represents the final authority in any cases of dispute.

DTS and Accessory Systems

Currently, CTEMPs has 3 Field Deployable DTS (FD-DTS) systems that are complete, stand-alone systems capable of running on solar power or 110/220 VAC. These systems are designed for harsh environments and can be configured with a variety of data storage and upload capacities. In addition, CTEMPs maintains 3 other types of DTS systems, one designed primarily for 110VAC power accessible environments, with less harsh environmental conditions (Sensornet Halo) and two high spatial and temporal resolution instruments (Silixa XT and Ultima). The Center also has access, on an as-available basis, to several DTS systems operated by OSU and UNR. CTEMPs has also developed a power pulse contoller for heating fiber optic cables. The Center has 2 units available for lease. Please contact the Center to determine if these systems are available and fit your needs. 

Priority will be given for standard deployment periods (6 weeks) for these instruments.


Field deployable DTS (FD-DTS) system with standard (2 m) spatial resolution

Oryx DTS with 5km range and operating software. The system can be configured with 5 Crossbow/eKo remote weather stations, each with precipitation, solar radiation, wind speed, temperature and relative humidity sensors. Also included is a 3G compatible cell phone data link via Verizon network (SIM card provided) or on-board data storage. The system is enclosed in a weatherproof shelter. The standard system is shipped to operate on 110VAC. The system can equipped with 200 W solar panels for power in most applications (user must provide two 70 amp-hour deep discharge batteries).

Deployment includes stand-alone temperature loggers and reader, standard calibration bath coolers and mixing pumps.

Instrument Request page.


Laboratory high-resolution DTS system

Contact CTEMPs for application requirements for this system.

Instrument Request page.


DTS system with reduced (4 m) spatial resolution

Contact CTEMPs for deployment options and availability.

Instrument Request page.


 Power Pulse Controller

The CTEMPs Power Pulse Controller is designed to provide easily controlled pulses of electrical power. The electrical power pulses are intended for use with armored optical fiber cables. The controller is designed to operated with either 120V AC or 240V AC with a maximum amperage of 30 A. Contact CTEMPs for application requirements for this system.

Instrument Request page.

 

Instrument Lease Rates

Instrument Lease Rates**

DTS

Instrument system

Cost

Field Deployable DTS system*

$50/day plus shipping

High resolution DTS

$100/day plus shipping

240W Solar power system for Field DTS

$200/mo plus shipping

720 W Solar trailer

$25/day plus transportation

Additional Stand-alone temperature loggers (0.2 oC)

$3.5/day (package of 10) plus shipping

Stand-alone high resolution temperature logger (0.002 oC)

$2.5/day plus shipping

Fiber-optic cable heating system

$10/day plus shipping

Fusion splicer (for cable repair)

$50/day plus shipping

Splice boxes (watertight)

$65 each plus shipping

Cable connector (Pigtail - single ended)

$50 each plus shipping

*Field deployable DTS system includes reference baths, 3 independant temperature loggers, cellular data uplink capacity and weatherproof enclosure. System does not include solar panel option.

 

Fiber Optic Sensing Cables

Cable style

Purchase

Lease

Standard (e.g. OFS Mini LT Flat Drop)

$1.00/m plus shipping*

$0.25/m plus two-way shipping

Armored (e.g. KaiPhone)

$2.50/m plus shipping*

$0.60/m plus two-way shipping

High Pressure (e.g. Brugg BRUsteel)

$5.00/m plus shipping*

$1.00/m plus two-way shipping

Special Purpose

Please contact CTEMPs

*All cables are multi-mode, dual fiber and connectorized.

 

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

All rentals are on a daily basis (8h) including a professional pilot. Extra charge applies for pilot's Per Diem rate & transportation

Instrument system

Cost

Solo/Phantom 3 with stock visible camera and pilot

$119/day plus shipping

Solo with multispectral camera and pilot

$305/day plus shipping

Light lift UAS with pilot

$526/day plus shipping

Light lift UAS with a standard visible camera and pilot

$556/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with pilot

$588/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with standard visible camera and pilot

$618/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with multispectral camera and pilot

$804/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with LiDAR and pilot

$1,495/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with thermal Infrared camera and pilot

$1,020/day plus shipping

Medium lift UAS with visible, multispectral, and
thermal Infrared cameras and pilot

$1,266/day plus shipping

 ** Lease rates apply for the entire rental period starting when the equipment is shipped from CTEMPs location to recipient and until the equipment is fully returned, in original condition and with all the accessories provided.

 

Instrument Calendar

Manufacturers' Information

Listed below are links and PDF descriptions of various sensing systems, cables, accessories and recent developments in environmental sensing. The listing of this information does not represent endorsement or product support by CTEMPs, but rather is designed to serve as an information resource for users. CTEMPs will periodically update and add to this reference material and users are encouraged to contact CTEMPs with suggestions for postings.

 

 

 

 

 

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AFL Telecommunications

  


 

Cable Handling & Splicing

Supported DTS Projects

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2016-2017

Principle
Investigator

Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
S. Chandra UNR NSF 5 Lake stratification
M. Daniels NOAA NOAA 12 Lake Shasta
S. Tulaczyk UCSC NSF 3 Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling
Y. Cheng Columbia University DOE 9 Heated optic fiber experiment
K. Davis University of California - Irvine Internal 3 Quantifying influences of small-scale variability and recent thermal history on coral thermal tolerance
M. Harvey Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Other 1 Understanding Stratification, Mixing, and Hypoxia in an Intermittently Open and Closed Lagoon
S. Giddings UCSD USC Sea Grant 1 Ocean-lagoon mixing
M. Hausner Desert Research Institute DOE 0.3 A pilot test of distributed thermal perturbation sensing as a method to assess hydrogeologic heterogeneities on Pahute Mesa
R. Tipping University of Minnesota Other 2

Evaluate Temperature, Streamflow, and Hydrogeology Impact on Brook Trout Habitat

T. Gilmore University of Nebraska-Lincoln Internal 3

Using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing and point-scale measurements to quantify groundwater-surface water flux

J. Cole U.S. Geological Survey Other 2

Fine Scale Temperature in the Delaware River

D. Dexheimer Sandia National Laboratories DOE 1

Aerial Assessment of Liquid in Clouds at Oliktok

C. Hatch University of Massachusetts USDA 3

Soil moisture in wetland habitat

P. Long Lake Chelan Research Institute Other 2

Internal seiche in Lake Chelan

2015-2016

Principle
Investigator

Affiliation Project Sponsor Duration (months) Project Focus
Dexheimer Sandia Labs DOE 5 Atmospheric characterization from tethered balloons, TX
Chandra Univ. of Nevada, Reno   4.5 Temperature profile of Castle Lake, CA
J. Selker Oregon State Univ. NOAA 1 Stream thermal monitoring in the Middle Fork John Day River
S. Tulaczyk UC Santa Cruz NSF 3 WISSARD project, Antarctica
Singha CO School of Mines CUAHSI 1.5 CUAHSI workshop
V. Martin Polytechnique Montreal Internal 2.5 Water fluxes through waste rock
C. Higgins Oregon State Univ. Internal 1 Effectiveness of frost protection in vineyards
Gentine Columbia Univ. DOE 3 Spatial structure of turbulence
M. Hausner Desert Research Institute Internal 5 Thermal monitoring of a shallow springbrook
E. Kempema Univ. Wyoming NSF 1.5 Groundwater surface water exchange
  USFS Internal 3 Effect of forest practice management on snowpack/watershed

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2014-2015

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

K. Davis

UC Irvine

NSF

2

Coral reefs in the South China Sea

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

WISSARD Project Antarctica

E. Kempema

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

1

Groundwater surface water exchange 

T. White

Penn State

NSF-CZO

CZO/REU Projects at Shale Hills and Cristina River CZO

Woods Hole Oceonographic Institute

WHOI

NSF

Continental shelf oceanography

P. Wetzel

Smith College

NSF

3

Stream thermal monitoring

D. Hyndman

Michigan State Univ

NSF

1

Lake monitoring

C. Zarneski

Michigan State Univ

NSF

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Higgins/H. Holmes

Oregon State Univ/ Univ of Nevada, Reno

NSF

1

Athmospheric boudary layer near windmills

S. Broda

Ecole Polytéchnique

Environment Canada

2

Tar sand tailings monitoring

L. Hawkins

Cornell Univ. 

NSF

0.5

Fusion splicer only 

S. Null

Utah State Univ.

State of Utah

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Ochoa

Oregon State Univ.

Oregon State Univ.

6 Stream thermal monitoring

E. Danner

NOAA

NOAA

5 Lake Shasta thermal monitoring 

C. Surfleet

Cal Poly

State of California

0.5 Surface water groundwater interaction 

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Onieda

CTEMPs Pilot Program

1 Surface water groundwater interaction

A. Parsekian

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

2 Groundwater surface water exchange 

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2013-2014

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

K. Davis

UC Irvine

NSF

2

Coastal Oceanography

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

WISSARD Project Antarctica

T. White

Penn State

NSF-CZO

CZO/REU Projects at Shale Hills and Cristina River CZO

Woods Hole Oceonographic Institute

WHOI

NSF

Continental shelf oceanography

S. Null

Utah State Univ.

State of Utah

1

Stream thermal monitoring

C. Surfleet

Cal Poly

State of California

0.5 Surface water groundwater interaction 

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Onieda

CTEMPs Pilot Program

1 Lake Vanda Limnology

A. Parsekian

Univ. Wyoming

NSF

2 Groundwater surface water exchange 

S. Tyler

CUAHSI

NSF

0.5 DTS Short Course

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2012-2013

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ.

NSF-PDM

3

Atmospheric Science

S. Tulaczyk

UC Santa Cruz

NSF-Polar Programs

1.5

WISSARD Project-Antarctica

D. Catsenyk

SUNY-Oneonta

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1.5

Lake Vanda limnology

A. Parsekian

Stanford Univ.

NSF

2

Groundwater recharge

R. Pinkel

Scripps

NSF-Ocean Sciences

2

Tahiti oceanography

K. Smettem

Univ. of Western Australia

National Centre for Groundwater Research

4

Soil moisture monitoring

T. Read

Norwich Univ.

EU

1

Well flow measurement

A. Anon

Hebrew Univ.

Israeli Geo Surv

1

High res Dead Sea processes

C. Jasper

CO School of Mines

Internal University

On-going

High resolution infiltration

S. Sellwood

Univ. of Wisconsin

State of Wisconsin

2

Borehole flow and interaquifer flow

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Volcanology

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2011-2012

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ.

NSF-PDM

3

Atmospheric Science

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

USCOE

1.5

Snow Hydrology

J. Lee

Clemson Univ.

NSF

1

Stream-aquifer interaction in contaminated site

A. Fryar

U. of Kentucky

DOE

2

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

R. Pinkel

Scripps

NSF

1

Coastal Oceanography

J. Duncan

Univ. of N. Carolina

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

S. Steele-Dunne

TU Delft

NASA

1

SMAP Soil Moisture Mapping

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Volcanology

M. Goosef

Penn. State Univ.

NSF-Polar Programs

1

Dry Valleys LTER

L. Kryder

Nye County, NV

DOE

1

Borehole thermal profiling

C. Welty

Univ. of Maryland

NSF

2

Urban Hydrology (LTER)

Erin Bray

UC Santa Barbara

Pilot Program

1.5

Surface Water/groundwater interactions

L. Tallon

Univ. of Saskatchewan

NSERC

0.5

Tar Sand Reclamation

K. Costigan

Kansas St. Univ.

Pilot Program

2

River Dynamics and Mixing

C. Ochoa

New Mexico St. Univ.

USDA

1

Prescribed Burn soil monitoring

A. Lewis

State of New Mexico

 State of New Mexico

1

Stream Habitat Monitoring

G. Scoppatone

USGS

US Fish and Wildlife Serv.

3

Stream Habitat Restoration

C. Hatch

U. of Mass

NSF

0.5

CUAHSI Short Course

L. Bond

Humboldt State Univ.

NSF

1

River Restoration and Salmon Recovery

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2010-2011

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

Army Corps of Engineers

1.5

Snow Hydrology

H. Wang

U. of Wisconsin

NSF

5

Geomechanics

C. Buck*/J. Lund

UC Davis

CTEMPs Pilot

2

Stream/Aquifer Salmon Restoration

B. Yellen/D. Boutt

Univ. of Mass

NSF

Cable Only

Surface Water/groundwater

M. Seyfield

USDA-ARS 

NSF

3

Snow and Freezing Soil Dynamics

J. Wilson

New Mexico Tech

NSF-EPSCOR

0.5

DTS Short Course

S. Steele-Dunne

TU Delft

NASA

3

SMAP Soil Moisture Monitoring support

P. Kyle

New Mexico Tech

NSF

2

Volcanology of Mt. Erebus

C. Thomas

Oregon State Univ

US ARO

3

Atmospheric Turbulence

L. Kryder

Nye County, Nevada

US DOE

0.25

Borehole thermal profile (heated)

Laura Belica

Great Basin National Park

U.S. Park Service

1

Stream habitat monitoring

Ken Glander

Duke University

NSF

1.5

Primate habitat monitoring, Costa Rica

K. Martin*/J. Lundquist

University of Washington

NSF

1.5

Forest/snow monitoring (cont.)

J. Duncan*/L. Band

North Carolina State

CTEMPs Pilot

3

Stream/Groundwater interaction

K. Somers*/E. Bernhart

Duke University

CTEMPs Pilot

2

Urban Heat Island impacts on  water

Andrew Rich*

UC-Santa Barbara

CTEMPs Pilot

1

Coastal lagoon groundwater exchange

Carlos Ochoa

New Mexico State Univ.

USDA

1

Prescribed forest burn soil monitoring

Amy Lewis

State of New Mexico

State

1

Stream habitat study

G. Scoppatone

USGS

USGS

2

Stream habitat studies

C. Welty

Univ. of Maryland

NSF

1

Urban stream monitoring

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2009-2010

Principle Investigator

Affiliation

Project Sponsor

Duration (months)

Project Focus

J. Lundquist

U. of Washington

NSF

2

Snow Hydrology/Biogeochemistry

J. Dozier

UC Santa Barbara

Corps of Engineers

1.5

Snow Hydrology

J. Bahr

U. of Wisconsin

USGS

1

Aquifer storage and recovery

H. Wang

U. of Wisconsin

NSF

2

Geomechanics

B. Andrews

UC Berkeley

CTEMPS Pilot Program

1

Geothermal monitoring

L. Karlson

UC Berkeley

CTEMPS Pilot Program

2

Glacial Hydrology

C. Buck

UC Davis

CTEMPS Pilot Program

2

Stream/Aquifer exchange

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S. Chandra UNR   5 Lake stratification
S.Tulaczyk UCSC National Science Foundation 3 Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling
Y. Cheng Columbia University Department of Energy 9 Heated Optic Fiber Experiment
K. Davis University of California - Irvine internal 3 Ofu Island - American Samoa, Quantifying influences of small-scale variability and recent thermal history on coral thermal tolerance
Madeleine Harvey Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Other 1 Understanding Stratification, Mixing, and Hypoxia in an Intermittently Open and Closed Lagoon
S. Giddings UCSD USC Sea Grant 1 Ocean-lagoon mixing
M. Hausner Desert Research Institute Department of Energy 0.3 A pilot test of distributed thermal perturbation sensing as a method to assess hydrogeologic heterogeneities on Pahute Mesa
R. Tipping University of Minnesota Other 2 Evaluate Temperature, Streamflow, and Hydrogeology Impact on Brook Trout Habitat
T. Gilmore University of Nebraska-Lincoln Internal 3 Using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing and point-scale measurements to quantify groundwater-surface water flux
J. Cole U.S. Geological Survey Other 2 Fine Scale Temperature in the Delaware River
D. Dexheimer Sandia National Laboratories Department of Energy 1 Aerial Assessment of Liquid in Clouds at Oliktok
C. Hatch UMASS USDA 3 soil moisture in wetland habitat
P. Long Lake Chelan Research Institute Chelan County Natural Resources 2 Internal seiche in Lake Chelan

 

S. Chandra UNR   5 Lake stratification

Workshops

CTEMPS offers 1-day, 2-day and week-long courses on distributed temperature sensing, wireless autonomous sensing, and unmanned aerial systems. In addition, researchers and their students are welcome to visit the University of Nevada, Reno and the Oregon State University for "hands-on" training prior to instrument delivery. For announcements on upcoming short courses, see the Short Course Schedule below. To inquire or arrange a campus visit, please contact Scott Tyler or John Selker.

Course Schedule:

December 9-10, 2017 - Stennis Space Center, Mississippi (near New Orleans, before the AGU Fall Meeting).
The Cutting Edge of Temperature: Distributed Temerature Measurement in Earth Sciences. Workshop announcement, flier and registration.

Past Courses

October 18-21, 2017 - Reno, Nevada.
The First UAS Hands-on Open Format Training Session. Workshop announcement, schedule and registration.

December 10-11, 2016 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course in Temperature and Acoustic Sensing with Fiber Optics. Workshop announcement & schedule.

December 11th, 2016 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
1 day training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Workshop announcement & schedule.

June 23-25, 2015 - Air CTEMPS course at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Two-and-a-half-day course in Unmanned Aerial Systems in Earth Science.

December 12-13, 2015 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course. Workshop announcement & schedule

December 13th, 2015 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
1 day training: Scientific Sensing using Unmanned Aircraft Systems AirCTEMPs. Workshop annoucement & Schedule

December 7-8, 2013 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course - Workshop Announcement & Schedule

July 21-23, 2013 - Luxembourg
Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (DTS) and Thermal IR imagery for Hydro-ecological Characterization

December 1-2, 2012 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Two-day short course. Registration Closed

July 14-15 & 19-20, 2012 - UCAR, Boulder, CO
Two sessions of two-day short courses in conjunction with the CUAHSI 3rd Biennial Colloquium on Hydrologic Science and Engineering.  Registration Closed

April 23-24, 2012 - Bejing, China
Two-day short course. Registration closed.

December 3, 2011 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
One-day short course. Registration Closed

December 11, 2010 - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
One-day short course. Registration Closed

July 22, 2010 - Boulder, Colorado
One-day short course to follow the CUAHSI Biannual Science meeting. Registration closed.

January 11-15, 2010 - Santiago, Chile
Five-day workshop on the San Joaquin Campus of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Registration closed.

December 12, 2009 -  Berkeley, California
One-day short course. Registration closed

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Students at trainingHJ Andrews 2008 training group

  Students in training at HJ Andrews, 2008                               HJ Andrews training group, 2008

DTS Instructional Videos

CTEMPs now offers instructional videos to train instrument users on how to assemble field deployable fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing systems (FD-DTS). While not yet nominated for the Academy Awards, these videos will help you assemble and operate CTEMPs instruments. These can be viewed using the following links, and copies on CD are shipped with each instrument and should be taken to the field to help you in your installation.

We recommend that you view these videos BEFORE heading to the field and with the instruments unpacked in your laboratory to thoroughly familiarize yourself with their assembly and operation.

CTEMPS 1: DTS Enclosure Assembly - This video explains how to set up the support structure for the main enclosure where the DTS is housed.

Assembly instructions as a document

Reference sheet

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

CTEMPS 2: Solar Panel Assembly - This video explains how to set up the support structure for the 80W solar panels that power the DTS. Three panels are typically used to power a system.

Assembly instructions as a document

Reference sheet

 

 

  

 

 

 

CTEMPS 3: Power box and Antennae - This video explains how to add the extra parts to the
back of the DTS Enclosure box: power box, 3G antenna for data transmission to the server, eKo radio antenna for weather stations, and small solar panel for a calibration bath bubbler (to mix the baths).

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTEMPS 4: Connecting   Everything Together - This video explains how to connect all of the cables once the hardware and support structures are assembled. Connections include: 3G and eKo antenna cables to lightening arresters and ports, Ground connections for antennae and DTS Enclosure, Connecting batteries in parallel, Connecting solar panels in parallel, Connecting solar panel power cable, and finally Connecting all cables: Battery to power box, Solar to power box, DTS enclosure to power box (it is important to do this last!).

 

 

 

 

 

CTEMPS 5: Calibration Bath Set-Up - This video gives a brief introduction to the calibration bath set-up, shows the support structure for a cable coil inside a cooler, and a bubbler for keeping the bath well mixed. We also show you how to power the bubbler with a small solar panel (mounted on the back of the DTS enclosure) and battery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTEMPS 6: Inside the DTS and Power Boxes - This video gives a tour of what's inside the DTS Enclosure and Power Management Box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTEMPS 7: Clean your E2000 Connectors - This video describes how to clear the fiber optic connectors (E2000).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTEMPS 8: Assembling the eKo Weather Stations - This video describes all of the components of the self-contained (eKo) weather stations that ship with the FD-DTS. Assembly of support structure, attaching instrumentation, and set-up considerations are addressed. Data from the (radio) weather stations self-network to the FD-DTS, and are sent over G3 modem to the server with DTS data.

 

DTS Data Processing

The CTEMPs MATLAB® DTS Toolbox provides simple graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to completely process DTS field data from start to finish. Users can compile raw data files collected by either Sensornet or Silixa DTS systems and calibrate the temperature data in a few simple steps. This User Guide will outline the contents of the toolbox and provide basic instruction for using the toolbox. A comprehensive sample data set with step-by-step instruction has been included.

These ‘beta’ GUIs require specific data files and formats. File not matching expected formats may cause processing errors. This Guide contains specific details for how data may need to be formatted in the event of processing errors. Documentation for each GUI is provided in the manual.  These scripts were developed to be used with instruments leased through CTEMPs and have been tested on sample data sets collected from these instruments. Your feedback and recommendation are welcome.

This toolbox is the result of the hard work of both Mark Hausner and Scott Kobs

download the toolbox