University of Minnesota Duluth

LEMS - Local Energy-budget Measurement Stations

Researchers: Dr. Pete Willemsen | Matt Overby

Beginning in June 2012, as part of outreach activities for the NSF-funded GEnUSiS Project, a LEMS (Local Energy-budget Measurement Station) from University of Utah faculty and students has been used to help teach about green infrastructure in the urban microclimate. The LEMS data is also integrated into our urban environment energy simulation software, QUIC EnvSim (see the GEnUSiS Project Page for more information). Our past efforts, from June 2013, have been documented on the following page, UMD Outreach 2013.

As of June 2014, the LEMS has been setup on the UMD Campus. A picture of the installed LEMS and a live feed of the data are shown below. The plot is for the last 24 hours. You’ll need to refresh the page to have the image update.

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A full size image of the data plot can be acquired here: Full Size LEMS Data.

More detail on the LEMS can be found on Dr. Eric Pardyjak’s website: LEMS Homepage at Utah.