Monitoring Green Roof Performance with Weather Stations

A data logging weather station is the ideal tool for documenting green roof performance, as it  can measure weather parameters such as rainfall, stormwater runoff, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation, and a host of non-weather parameters, such as soil moisture. And it measures these parameters on a continuous basis (say every five minutes, hourly, or at some other interval appropriate to the situation). 

The information a weather station collects can help you make wise choices about designing, tuning, and maintaining a green roof. This guide explains how a weather station can be a valuable component of a green roof project, and shares information particular to this type of application.