We are using three Skye Instrument automated weather station (AWS), measuring hourly air temperature (Tair), soil temperatures (Tsoil), air humidity (RH), barometric air pressure, photosynthetic active radiation (PAR), global radiation and rainfall.
ABOVE: Examples of daily climate data from the three AWS stations at Nidderdale, Mossdale and Whitendale; for monthly data (available as averages) for soil and air temperature and daily sums of rainfall and PAR (photosynthetically active radiation - light) click on the Table links below.
BELOW: Monthly average climate data from the three AWS stations at Nidderdale, Mossdale and Whitendale (monthly data are available (click on the Table links above) as averages for soil and air temperature and daily sums of rainfall and PAR (photosynthetically active radiation - light). To enlarge pictures right click and 'open image as new tab' in your browser.
Nidderdale (2012-2020) Mossdale (2012-2020) Whitendale (2012-2020)
Top left: Summary of total annual light (PAR; yellow/orange) and rainfall amounts (blue/cyan) at the three sites (and the overall average; dashed bars). Clearly visible are two very dry years (2013, 2018) and two very wet years (2012 & 2015) - the overall average annual rainfall is indicated by the dashed blue line.
Top right: Air (red dots) and soil (brown dots) temperatures for all three sites over the monitoring time showing a clear upward trend (rising temperatures) over time with a noticeable peak in 2014.