Local climates are greatly influenced by the vegetation found there, just as vegetation is substantially influenced by the prevailing climate. This interaction is of great interest both to ecology and to meteorology. At the same time, however, it also represents specific challenges with respect to the monitoring of meteorological parameters.
This is especially the case in the area of forestry where, due to their size, trees have an enormous influence, but one which differs in spatial and temporal terms depending on the type of tree, concentration and season.
Tried and tested meteorological measurement procedures are adapted and additional parameters measured to reliably record the influence of types of vegetation on the climate.
This individually adapted, mobile roof construction which is either manual or automatically controlled by rain sensors has been designed for targeted irrigation scenarios in forests.