University of Saskatchewan's (USask) technicians Greg Galloway and Robin Heavens have completed the install of the wifi access point, ahead of the SPADE field campaign. This upgrade was taken on to ensure a strong wifi connection and direct line of sight towards the future LiDAR location. Once the ECCC instrumentation is installed, this will allow ECCC technicians to observe the instrumentation data remotely from Toronto during the May-June campaign. Moreover, with the installation of cameras, ECCC technicians will be able to see the condition of the instruments and the current weather conditions.
The USask team has also installed the recently repaired optical disdrometer at Fortress Powerline on March 25, 2019. This is the same one used in the 2015 Kananaskis field campaign project and will start collecting some baseline data. Moreover, we will be checking to make sure that it is functioning properly before it is sent out to Nipika Mountain Resort late April.
Thanks Greg and Robin for the successful installation!
- Juris Almonte